So yeah. I’ve actually done the home made pickles routine with my mom and grand ma once and
I know what a big long winding frustrating road that is!
From the procurement of the big earthenware jars to the cutting, chopping and mixing to the actual
letting it be before edible, that is a long long route.
And today I got you a shortcut for a quick cook homemade pickle recipe!
It’s as good as or even better than the traditional homemade Achar. It’s a quick fix and tastes
So here goes
Cauliflower: Break out in shape of individual flowers
Carrots: ½ inch wide and chopped 1 ½ inch in length
Lemon: Cut in wedges
Green Chilies: Slice the top and bottom. Let the rest be intact
Ginger: Chopped in ¼ inch width and 1 inch long
Garlic: Don’t chop. Just peel and let cloves remain intact
Turnip: Dice into small pieces to match the size of the rest of the veggies
Use the above in quantities of your choice
Olive or mustard oil: As per requirement. It should be enough to make a base. 2 cups behind ½ kg
Turmeric powder: Half a teaspoon
Salt: To taste
White Vinegar: ½ cup if you have about ½ kg of mixed veggies.
Black Pepper Corns: As per your desired quantity
White cumin: At least a couple of Table spoons
Ground Red Chilies: As per taste
Boil all the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes except the Green Chilies, Ginger and Garlic. Once they are
boiled lay them out to dry completely.
Put the rest (Green Chilies, Ginger and Garlic) in a bowl. Add the dried veggies to the same bowl.
Pour and mix the White Vinegar on them.
Heat the oil in a pan. Don’t make it too hot. When it’s a mild temperature add the Turmeric
Powder, Black Pepper Corns, White Cumin, Salt and Ground Red Chilies to the pan. Ensure that
the temp is not too hot otherwise the spices will burn. Once done just add these to your dried
Now dump the oil with the spices on the bowl of veggies and viola your Pickles are ready.
Oh wait! Let it sit in the fridge in an air tight glass jar for 3 days before you start to consume it.
It will keep for a easy 8 weeks if you don’t finish it before!
You can add any other veggie you like. Cucumber, mushrooms, beans and baby onions often
makes a great addition.
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