Thursday, December 13, 2012

Garlic - carrot pickle
Here is the easiest way to make pickles.It is much faster than the old method your grandmother used to with the tons of pickling salt and de-scumming the brine! This method is so easy,anyone one can do this!
  • 1 cup Garlic cloves ( peeled)
  • 2 Medium sized carrots ( cut into 1" long pieces)
  • 1tbsp Vinegar
  • 10-12 Whole dried red chillies
  • 1tsp Coriander
  • 1/2tsp Cummin/Jeera
  • 7-8 Pepper corns
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Methi seeds
  • 1 Marble sized ball of tamarind
  • 1/4 cup Mustard oil
Cooking Directions

  • Apply salt and vinegar to carrot pieces and leave it for 30 mins.

  • In the meantime half boil garlic in 1 cup of water,drain and let it dry completely.

  • Now roast all the ingredients separately till you get, nice aroma of the spices and turns light brown colour.
  • First finely powder the roasted chillies,coriander,cumin,tamarind and pepper.
  • Now add mustard and methi to the same chilly powder and powder coarsely and our pickle masala is ready .

  • Now heat oil in a pan and stir fry garlic for 20-30 seconds ( do not brown the garlic).

  • Add in ground pickle masala and switch off the gas.
  • Let it cool down completely .
  • Now mix the garlic mixture to the pickled carrots and mix it well.Our Pickle is ready.
  • You can have it fresh or keep it at least 4-5 hours before serving.
  • Keeps fresh for a couple of weeks or can be refrigerated for couple of months 


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