So, I made chicken pickle the other day and, boy oh boy, it sure did come out well.
Dry roast all the above ingredients separately and fine grind them. Keep aside.
You will also need 8 tsp of red chili powder (or 10, according to require spice level) and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Chicken (boneless): 1 lb (A little under 1/2 kg)
Turmeric powder: 1/8 tsp
Oil: 1/4 cup
Cut the chicken in to the desired shape and boil the chicken pieces until tender with turmeric powder and drain. Now, heat 1/4 cup of oil in a pan and roast the pieces until they turn slightly brown.Shouldn't take long at all. To this chicken, add the ground spices, red chili powder. Add salt according to your taste.
At this point you can add more oil if you think its too dry.
Mix in lemon juice and stir for another 2 minutes.
Oil: (again) 5 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 2 tsp
Red Chilies (optional): 4
Curry leaves: 2 strings
Roast the above in a pan and to the chicken pickle.
Let this cool completely and store in a container with tight lid. You can also refrigerate this. This can store well for even 8 weeks!