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.

Ingredients:
  • 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

Method:
  • 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.



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

 

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Carrot pickle looks absolutely yum. Tempting clicks.

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

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  7. Wow dhidir uppinakayi, nice recipe!

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

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