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Pickles / Aachar recipes
Dishes like Chole Bhature and Paratha never feel the same without a tangy pickle. For those of you whose palate yearns for the spicy magic of pickles, but do not have time to make elaborate ones, here is a selection of Quick Pickles/ Achaars, which will take you just minutes to prepare.
Try the easy carrot pickle with Chole Bhature, or Shimla Mirchi ki Launji with a Rajasthani spread. Garlic lovers must try the Garlic pickle, which can even be preserved for a day or two, and in the mango season, you mustn’t miss the chatpata Instant Mango Pickle! Take your pick from these convenient pickles, and enjoy their memorable flavours.
19 Oct 12
Amla ki Launji by Chhaya Taparia
Amla is a rich source of vitamin c. In winters amla is available in plenty. Amla ki launji is moderately spicy and unlike pickle, you an eat it in more quantity thus enjoying the benefits of amla.
25 Aug 16
Bhavnagari Chillies ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This evergreen favourite is made of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Besan is replaced with waterchestnut flour, to make this accompaniment qualify for a fast.
Serve Bhavnagari Chillies as an accompaniment to a faraali meal of
23 Jul 09
Carrot Pickle by Tarla Dalal
It is one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make. Use carrots, which are fresh, firm and without blemish. Wash them thoroughly and wipe them with a clean cloth before use. Traces of water will make the pickle rancid. With a beautiful bright red colour, this pickle goes very well will rot ....
03 Feb 12
19 Jun 16
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle ( Zero Oil Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Crisp vegetable pieces in chilli, mustard and brine (salt solution). Choose any combination of fresh winter vegetables for this pickle and finely chop them. The vegetables are then immersed in a salt solution and left aside for a day. This is done to reduce the water content of vegetables, which imp ....
13 Dec 16
Cucumber Relish, Thai Cucumber Pickle by Tarla Dalal
This delectable dip-like accompaniment is a treasure from Thai
A stunning mix of ingredients like juicy cucumber, tangy tomato and spicy red chilli are mixed in a base of mildly-sweetened vinegar.
The fabulous interplay o ....
22 Dec 16
Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle by Tarla Dalal
The soothing taste of fresh turmeric and the spiky flavour of fresh ginger make for a fabulous pickle!
While fresh and tender, you will find the texture and taste of ginger are very enjoyable. Although mild, you can still feel your taste buds tingle when you bite into a piece.
Turmeric too h ....
23 Nov 14
Gajar Marcha Nu Sambhaariyu ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A delectable accompaniment ready in minutes! carrots and capsicum, sautéed lightly with mustard seeds and tossed in a spicy masala—that’s it! remember that the crunchiness of the vegetables is the unique selling proposition of gajar marcha nu sambhaariyu. So, never overcook the veggies, and consume ....
23 Jul 09
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
31 Aug 16
Instant Chilli Pickle by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is meant for those who love spice. We have however used a milder variety of chillies i.e. Bhavnagri chillies which are long thick green chillies. You can use the sharp small green chillies if you like.
Chilli roundels are sautéed with whole fenugreek seeds, cumin and turmeric to wh ....
23 Jul 09
Instant Golkeri by Tarla Dalal
Jaggery is referred to as "gol" and mangoes are known as "keri" in Gujarat. In the past, this pickle entailed a lengthy process as salt and turmeric powder (haldi) was applied to the raw mangoes and filled in jars for 2 to 3 days after which the mangoes were sun-dried for 5 to 6 hours. As the name s ....
23 Jul 09
Instant Lemon Pickle by Tarla Dalal
This is a quick and easy sweet lemon pickle that is ready within minutes as compared to the traditional recipe which takes 20 days to prepare. Whole lemons are pressure cooked with water till the lemon skins are soft. Try and cut the lemons in the mixing bowl in which the pickle is to be combined w ....
23 Jul 09
Instant Mango Pickle ( Achaar Aur Parathe) by Tarla Dalal
A delectable mango pickle that is ready within minutes. Slice the raw mangoes into thin long strips or alternatively, grate the mangoes thickly. I have used mustard oil for this recipe but you can substitute it with refined oil, if you like
23 Nov 14
Kaachi Keri No Sambhaar by Tarla Dalal
Sambhaar is a spice mix that is readily available in most Gujarati households. It is enjoyed mixed with curd, or used to make instant pickles such as this one. Kaachi Keri No Sambhaar is a no-fuss pickle made by just mixing cut raw mangoes with oil and sambhaar powder. The dominant flavour of mustar ....
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