Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quick Carrot Pickle

This is one of the outcomes of experiments in my kitchen. I didnt know its going to be a success. We can prepare this pickle in 15 mins and can be served on the same day. Hmm, adjusting the salt was a very tricky task for me, succeeded after adding  for several times.  I had to prepare curd / yogourt rice for an occasion. I took this pickle along with yogourt rice. Everyone liked it. Give it a try.  Have fun...

Preparation time: 15 min
Yeild: Approximately 700 gms.

  • 3 medium size Carrot
  • 2 tbsp  Green Chilies chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Ginger
  • 1 large Yellow Lemon chopped( optional)
  • 1/4 cup large lemon squeezed (plz see the note)
  • 3/4 Red Chili powder( I used 1/2 cup regular and 1/4 cup extra hot chili powder)
  • salt to taste ( about 5 tbsp)

For tempering
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp whole Fenugreek seeds / Methi seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 2 tbsp cooking Oil

  • Cut the Carrot into 1 inch long slightly thin slices( you can cut however you want, but do not make too small pieces).
  • Heat the Oil in a griddle. Add mustard seeds and  Fenugreek seeds. Once the Fenugreek seed starts changing the colour to light brown add chopped Green Chilies, grated ginger. Saute for a min. Add Turmeric powder and Hing. Saute for 40 secs.
  • Add chopped Carrot, saute for about a min.
  • Now add the Red Chili powder and salt to taste. Add about a cup of water. Add chopped lemon. Mix well and bring into boil. Do not cook for long time. Carrot should be crunchy.
  • Add the lemon juice and cook for 1 more min. 
  • Allow to cool. Transfer into a bottle  and refrigerate.

You can skip the chopped Lemon if you do not like it. But,substitute chopped lemon with its juice.



  1. Cool recipe Prabha.. Let me try it out once I finish off my pickle bottle!

  2. Lovely pickle..looks very delicious..:)

  3. Thanks Prabhakka for this recipe.. i was searching for this recipe from long time to finish off the left over carrots in fridge.. :)

  4. Thank you Vaani try it out, thanks Prathibha..@ Shrishyam finish off your left over Carrot and let me know how it turned out :)....

  5. Carrot pickle looks absolutely yum. Tempting clicks.

  6. Carrot pickle is really interesting. Looks yummy and spicy.


  7. Wow dhidir uppinakayi, nice recipe!

  8. Looks yummy...surely will try:-)