Pickles are made out of many fruits and vegetables, such as lemons, chillis, but raw-mango is the queen of pickles; moreover, hot mango pickle is the king of all pickles. No thali looks complete without at least one pickle. Serving of pickles with meals increases curring summer time in rural india, as fresh vegetable produce and its supply declines and consequently beome expensive. At such times the pickles come in handy. A part from giving a tickling taste, hot chillies and salt in the pickles also help in opening the perspiration gland and maintaining the body salt level.