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Gajar Ka Achaar

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  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Quick and economical, this pickle is fresh, tangy, flavoursome and most importantly, absolutely simple and easy. There are two things you need to take care of. First, use carrots which are fresh, firm and do not have blotches on them. Second, use only mustard oil for this pickle because you won't get the excellent pungent taste with any other oil.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thickly grated carrot
  • 2 tsp split mustard seeds (rai na kuria)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kalonji
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tsp split fenugreek seeds (methi na kuria)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard oil

Preparation

  • Take a bowl. Combine all the ingredients together; all except mustard oil. Mix everything well.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan till smoking point. Then add the carrot mixture.
  • Sauté it for half a minute. Don't overcook - you must not lose the crunch of the carrots.

The pickle is ready to serve!
The pickle will be of a lovely bright red colour. You can serve it with rotis or parathas. You can eat this fresh or refrigerate it. Once refrigerated, this pickle would last fine for about 4 days. Happy eating!