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Carrot pickle| Zero oil gajar ka achaar

Carrot pickle|Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

Home made Carrot pickle|Zero oil Gajar ka achaar in Sindhi style is an instant version for making quick pickle, when you suddenly crave for something tangy and tasty.

Yes it’s made with out oil using mininal spices.

In Sindhi we call it Paarinyah waari khatairn which means pickle made with water. Sounds Interesting? Here paarin means water, and khatairn means pickle in Sindhi language.

Potli wala achaar is another variety of Sindhi style pickle worth trying because of its unique taste and pickling method.

This zero-oil carrot pickle is kind of similar to variation of Kanji pickle, which is made by north indians during Winters.

 

Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

 

Kanji is made of black carrots, whereas we use orange or red carrots for making carrot pickle.

 

Homemade Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

What’s a hearty and soulful meal without a tangy and tasty accompaniment, achaar/pickle to it. In india the thali is incomplete without pickle on the side of it.

Pickles have so many regional forms in the country. Call it Achaar, Loncha, Athanu or Pachadi it’s one nd the same, known as pickle.

 

 

Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

Sindhi women are an enterprising lot.
As far as my memory goes we have always used homemade papads, kachris, snacks, sweets and pickles. Nothing was store bought and there was always a huge variety of pickles at home.

Pickle making was like a religious ritual which was seriously followed in evey season at my place. Summers were dedicated to raw mangoes and winters were for instant versions of various vegetables available during those cold winter days .

You name it and my mother had all the collection under the roof. Be it mango pickles, onion pickles, lemon with ginger and green chillies, or raw turmeric pickle.

My mother and granny would pickle anything and everything and entire shelf in the kitchen was dedicated to pickle bottles. We were spoilt for choices i would say.

 

Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

Carrot pickle is a tangy, spicy pickle and It’s one of my super favourite 😋. I particularly liked it because we could eat it within 3 days of pickling, unlike the others which needed atleast 2 weeks of sunbathing.

 

What vegetables can be used to make this kind of pickle?

vegetables like red onions, white onions, cauliflower as well as turnips can be pickled in this way.

The method is pretty easy and simple with minimal spices used. The mix of vegetables or a single vegetable can be used to make this pickle.

Vegetables are mixed with rai ki kuria/ coarse mustard seeds powder, water, fresh green garlic, salt and red chilli powder.

Then mixture is kept in an airtight glass bottle to sunbathe for minimum of 2 to 3 days. Shelf life of these kind of pickles is short though but worth trying.

Recipe card :

5.0 from 4 reviews
Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar
 
Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar in Sindhi style with no oil and with minimal spices. It's an instant version of making fast pickle.
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Recipe type: Pickles
Cuisine: Sindhi, Indian
Ingredients
  • ½ kg carrots
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp rai ki kuria/ yellow mustard powder
  • 3 cups water boiled and cooled
  • 3 tbsp green garlic leaves chopped
Instructions
  1. Clean, wash and peel carrots. Cut them into long medium sized slices.
  2. In a big bowl mix above mentioned all the ingredients and spices.
  3. Mix in water.
  4. Take a steriliser air tight glass jar.
  5. Transfer everything into jar and shake it well.
  6. The water should reach above the level of carrots.
  7. Keep the jar in direct sunlight for 2 to 3 days.
  8. The pickle is ready to be consumed.
  9. Enjoy it with anything and everything.
Notes
This pickle becomes sour and carrots loose their crunchy texture if kept for long, so i recomend that you make in small quantities.

 

Pictorial recipe for making carrot pickle :

Clean, wash and peel carrots. Cut them into long medium sized slices.
In a big bowl mix above mentioned all the ingredients and spices. Mix in water.

Carrot pickle | Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

Take a steriliser air tight glass jar. Transfer everything into jar and shake it well. The water should reach above the level of carrots. Keep the jar in direct sunlight for 2 to 3 days.

 

Carrot pickle|Zero oil Gajar ka achaar

The pickle is ready to be consumed. Enjoy it with anything and everything.

Note :

This pickle becomes sour and carrots loose their crunchy texture if kept for long, so i recommend that you make in small quantities.

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Oil & pickle has always been an inseparable entities and it came to me as a big surprise that pickle can be oil free…
    …. wasn’t it enough that I received another shocker with the fact that oil has been replaced with water.
    OMG…your recipe has left me speechless.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Shailender for your words of appreciation. Yes the recipe is such a keeper and we absolutely love this pickle. In last 15 days i have made it twice.

  2. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Wow, that looks very tempting lata! l love how you have described pickle making! we are actually blessed to have seen such authentic and traditional recipes made in our families, such a keeper recipe!!!!

  3. Archana

    5 stars
    Wow! this is definitely a keeper of a pickle recipe. I love the description of the pickle shelf I could see it in my mind’s eye and took me back to childhood when raiding the shelf was the aim of any child. Gajar pickle in water is one delicious pickle I want to try. Was looking out for the recipe thanks.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Archana, and glad to hear that you liked the recipe.

  4. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Lata I don’t think my mum ever bought ready made masalas, pickles, papads, etc. Everything was made at home. As we were a big family, that meant I had to help. Remember helping her to peel loads of carrots to make carrot pickle. The recipe is so similar to what you’ve made except that instead of water, we pickled them in lemon juice. The rest of the ingredients are the same. Love these easy to make pickles and would like to make a small batch with water boiled and cooled.

    1. Lata Lala

      I second your thoughts Mayuri, as I too went through the same joint family phase, that makes you learn so many things from your elder ones.
      The use of lemon juice in this pickle would taste so amazing.
      Glad to know about your family traditions. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  5. Poonam bachhav

    5 stars
    I make carrot pickle every year, either alone or with root turmeric. I use lemon juice and mustard dal for pickling. Your instant recipe with water sounds interesting !

  6. Seema Sriram

    This is a keeper recipe. I love pickling and have never tried carrots. As it is easy for me to get carrots I am surely going to try this.

  7. 5 stars
    One of my favourite pickles, often we make to pair with our dinner as we don’t eat many oily pickles. Very similar recipe to yours as so easy to make whilst the dinner is cooking on the stove.

    1. Lata Lala

      Wow… Good to know that Jagruti. Thank you for writing in.

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