Sunday, 1 March 2015

How to make Carrot and Cauliflower Pickle

Recipe of Carrot and Cauliflower Pickle | Achar

Carrot and cauliflower pickle is a perfect accompaniment for any meal of the day. It is colourful and perfect way to lighten up simple or bland food too. It is one of the popular punjabi pickles in India. It enhances the taste of any Indian flatbread or rice. The tangy and sweet flavour of this pickle is irresistible. You can make it anytime of the year. You can store it for few months and can have it with the meal whenever you feel like. They are full of flavor and you can feel the flavor of spices in every bite. It is vegetarian and gluten free.

You can replace carrot or cauliflower with turnip and beetroot too. You can adjust amount of oil and vinegar as per your requirement.

Lets start with the pickle :

Preparation Time Cooking time Total Time Yield
5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes Serves 4

Recipe Type : Pickle
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium sized cauliflower
  • 8 carrots
  • 6 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 6 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 3 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups of powdered jaggery
  • Mustard oil
  • Red chilly powder (According to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1/3 tablespoon asafoetida
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • Salt (According to taste)

Preparation :

  1. Rinse and chop cauliflower to medium florets
  2. Rinse, peel and chop the carrots in same size 1 1/2 inches sticks
  3. Place jaggery in a bowl and add vinegar and mix
  4. Boil water in a pan, add salt, then add cauliflower and carrots in it
  5. Let them cook for 3 minutes and drain the water 
  6. Spread them evenly on a cloth and keep to dry them 
  7. When they are completely dry and there is no moisture left in it
  8. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cinnamon (Dalchini), asafoetida and stir
  9. Add garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger and garlic, carrot and cauliflower and stir continuously
  10. Add jaggery and cook till jaggery is dissolved completely, stir continuously
  11. Cool and store in an air tight container 

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  1. I love this recipe! This will definitely add zing to all my meals!

  2. Tongue. ...tickling. ...pickle😝yummy

  3. Tongue. ...tickling. ...pickle😝yummy

  4. Give me any kind of pickle and I will happily eat it with rice. Sourness is something I can't resist which is alive and kicking in the one you have shared. Ahh!! salivating right now.

  5. I have never thought of making pickles with cauliflower! What a great idea!

  6. lipsmacking pickles...nice idea to add cauliflower dear

  7. Yummy yummy pickle—super tempting and indulging! Want to have it right now! :)

  8. something different...can have with stuffed paratha

  9. beautiful aromatic flavours:) Tasty and lip-smacking :)

  10. I love pickles and have to try this Indian-style one, so tempting! I've never heard of jaggery, what is it? Is there something I can use to replace it?

  11. Any kind of pickle recipe and I have to try it:)Yummy:)

  12. I love picles.this is só tempting n lovely color..

  13. Wow! I have all the ingredients in my pantry! Definitely going to make this :)

  14. Mouth watering pickle.. Great.

  15. mouthwatering recipe of carrot and cauliflower ....drolling ..

  16. Yummy pickle, lip smacking.... luv to have with curd rice! Good one Ritu!

  17. Wow Ritu, it looks so tangy!
    I am not à very big fan of pickles but this pickle is my favourite. I would love to try your recipe!!

  18. thanks for the recipe.actually recently I tasted some cauliflower pickle from a restaurant and loved the taste.Now,I can try this at home....

  19. Georgina, I've had American friends to dinner but they too have never tried Jaggery. It's a derivative from Sugar cane juice & should be available from Indian stores.
    My mom used to make this pickle & I just love it including if u add beetroot or turnips


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