Saturday, 15 May 2010

Cauliflower and Carrot Pickle

Hurray !! This is the first pickle, which I made on my own. All these years, I had just been watching my mother and mother-in-law making yummy and mouthwatering pickles with different ingredients. And after much hesitation,I finally decided to to try some easy pickle at home.So, I started with this easy, crunchy and mouthwatering pickle with some easily available vegetables- carrot and cauliflower. And I loved the crunchiness of the veggies in this pickle. And, it was really yummy, though it was on a very spicy side :) So, without much ado, lets see the ingredients we need for this pickle.

CAULIFLOWER AND CARROT PICKLE
(adapted from vahrevah.com)

Ingredients:
1 cup florets- cut into bite size pieces,
1 cup carrots- cut into small cubes,
1/2 cup of red chilli powder,
1/4 cup mustard seed powder,
1/4 tsp fenugreek/ methi powder,
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tbsp of crushed garlic,
Juice of 1 lime and1 tbsp of salt.

For tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
a pinch of asafoetida/ hing,
2-3 whole red chillies,
6-7 pieces of garlic cloves- chopped,
few curry leaves and1/2 cup of oil.

Method:
In a dry bowl, mix all the dry spices- chilli powder, mustard powder, methi powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add the garlic paste and lime juice and mix well again. to this add the Cauliflower and carrot and mix well, keep aside.
heat the oil in a pan and add cumin and mustard seeds, add the whole red chillies- cut into small pieces, asafoetida and the chopped garlic to the oil. saute for 1-2 minutes and switch off the flame. Now add the curry leaves to the oil. Let this tempering cool completely before adding it to the vegetables. When, the tempering cools down to room temperature, add this to the vegetables and mix well . Store in sterilized glass bottle and consume within 1-2 weeks.

Note:
cool the tempering completely before adding to the vegetables, because adding it to the vegetables, while the oil is still will make the veggies saft and they will loose their crunchy texture.
The quantity of the oil can be reduced, bit it will reduce the shelf life of the pickle.

45 comments:

meeso said...

Delicious! I have bookmarked :) I can tell this is going to taste amazing!

An Open Book said...

i still haven't gathered the courage to make my own pickle...kudos to you ....

PranisKitchen said...

faiza really u did it yarr.really delicious pickle .feel to taste some..i love pickles.this vege pickle is really yummy

Parita said...

Unique combo, looks delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

The veggie pickles look really good and appertizing.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice Veggie option Faiza

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice Veggie option Faiza

Priya said...

Spicy pickles looks irresistible..fabulous combo..

Harman said...

so..very tempting...love it!!

Ramya said...

Havent tried veggie pickles,,Urs look delicious:)

Deepti said...

wah......nice Combo...Never tried with cauliflower

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Veg pickle yummy!excellent presentation too...

Dolly said...

OMG Faiza..My mom makes this pickle..and I've never ever tried making this on my own..Its awesome..I too love the crunchiness of the veggies. I'll make this soon as I've been planning to make pickle and have been lazy..But for this pickle..I have all the ingredients..I love the 2nd click the best..inviting..and so tempting

Raina said...

Congratulations on doing this on your own! I am learning things on my own too. Looks delicious.

Priti said...

This looks so gud....am going to fry this...thanks for sharing

Nitks said...

Nice combination... Wonderful clicks too...

Krishnaveni said...

tempting pickle looks excellent

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds interesting..have not tried with veggies like cauliflower..will try this.

3 hungry tummies said...

I would love to have jars of this in my fridge!

sowmya's creative saga said...

i am sure i would love the taste..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ahh so tempting....Nice presentation

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rekha shoban said...

new one...never tried and interesting combo!

BeenaShylesh said...

wow colour full i love pickels very much...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Faiza, lovely preparation. My sister used to prepare this. I just love these pickles.

Kanchan said...

Oh even I love this pickle, My Mom prepares this; never tried @ home.. will follow your recipe some time soon.

Yummy Team said...

Excellent pickle!! Love the combination of cauliflower and carrot..Will try this out sometime..

Peanutts said...

wow congrats for making your first pickle, looks yummmy

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow..tempting pickle..my mom adds slit g chilles 2..lovely color..tongue tickling

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

very different and looks yummy:)

Shriya said...

Sounds yummy! Very interesting pickle recipe. Love it.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Pickle looks great Faiza...looks so spicy and tempting :)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow lovely veggie pickles..Lovely color too.

GayathriRaj said...

hey wow a nice combination...and that too pickle...i love pickles....thanks for sharing...

Aparna said...

wow moutwatering :) long time i visited ur blog

San said...

Sensational combo faiza,for the first rime itself you have made it in a splendid way.Bet it would taste spicy n yum.Good clicks.

Vinolia said...

wooooow, that second picture is making my mouth water, looks delicious your pickle!! I have never tried making pickles with vegetables but yours is urging me to try one!!! spicy and tasty it looks Faiza !!!

R said...

nice recipe! i make a similar one with mixed veggies :)

Arlette said...

I am interesting in your pickles and I will give it a try, I live cauliflower and carrot, I do pickle them as a veggie cocktail. but nothing with exotic spices.

what is asafoetida??

Uma said...

am not a cauliflower fan.. must say this pickle is too good.. i am definitely trying ur version..

lucy said...

j like this spicy carrots

Anonymous said...

Stumbled on to this blog from the web and the pictures have left my mouth watering, especially the one of the black forest cake.
Aside, I suggest you install disqus (http://www.disqus.com/ ) to better manage comments on your blog.

Fimère said...

une belle recette que je ne connais pas, à tester
bonne soirée

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow mouthwaterin pickle recipe Faiza so tempting

Faiza Ali said...

Thank ypu friends for your encouraging comments.

@Arlette : Asafoetida is a spice used in many Indian recipes.You can buy it from Indian store. But you can also skip it in this recipe. You can read more about Asafoetida here :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida

Mriganayani said...

This pickle looks absolutely gorgeous - I've had cauliflower pickle maybe a couple of times in my life! I'm going to try this soon.

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