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Quick 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.
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 ....
07 Apr 17
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 ....
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
09 Dec 16
Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle by Tarla Dalal
Quick pickles like this always come in handy when your taste buds yearn for a bit of fun, but you don’t have the patience to make a traditional pickle that involves maturing, drying, etc.
Although it takes very little time to prepare, this unique pickle of carrot and capsicum has a very exhilara ....
20 Dec 16
Raw Papaya Pickle, Quick and Fresh Papaya Pickle by Tarla Dalal
This novel Raw Papaya Pickle is quick and easy but tastes fabulous. With its spicy, garlicky flavour, this instant pickle is sure to make you lick your fingers.
It is very easy to make – just crush the taste giving ingredients in a mortal pestle and mix it with the grated papaya, and your pickle ....
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 ....
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
19 Apr 15
Shimla Mirch ki Launji by Tarla Dalal
This is a tongue-tickling launji of capsicum cubes flavoured with nigella seeds, fennels seeds, green chillies and common spice powders, which can be served immediately and also stored for a few days. Shimla Mirch ki Launji draws an enticing tang from the dried mango powder, which is further highlig ....
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 ....
09 Aug 16
Tomato Onion Raita by Tarla Dalal
One of the most popular raitas in both North and South India, the Tomato Onion Raita combines the tangy taste of tomatoes with the sharp taste and juicy crunch of onions, to make a fabulous raita. A dash of cumin seeds powder, some green chillies and a garnish of coriander go a long way in making th ....
22 Jun 16
Sweet Peach Pickle, Stewed Peach by Tarla Dalal
Peaches have long been a favourite pickle ingredient. For pickling, use peaches that are just ripe so that they will remain firm and retain their shape when simmered in sugar syrup. You can peel the fruit or use it along with the skin.
This fruity pickle is interestingly spiced with cinnamon a ....
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
Sambhaar by Tarla Dalal
Sambhaar plays a versatile role in the preparation of many spicy pickles. It is a blend of split mustard seeds (rai na kuria), chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. To make the sambhaar slightly moist, I have added mustard oil. This sambhaar is very handy when making instant pickles a ....
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 ....
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