About the brand
The pickles made by Shyam Lata, sold under the brand Aravali Foods, are made the old-fashioned way, using age-old recipes. Everything is mostly hand-made. Spices are bought whole, washed, sun-dried, cleaned by hand and then hand-pounded in a huge mortar and pestle. Salt is bought in rock form, washed, dried and hand-pounded. So are the chillies, spices and garam masala. The mangoes, lemons, chillies are washed, dried and cut by hand. The mixing is done in huge vessels by hand, using ladles, just like it was once done at home.