Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mix Vegetable Pickle (A must-make in winter)

I call this a must-make (a word I just conjured up) because it used to be a winter must-make in my Aai's (mom's) kitchen all through my school and teen years. She still makes it ,though probably in smaller quantities as my sister and I are not there anymore to hog it with every meal.This is a winter specialty as the vegetables are always so much fresher and appealing then ,than in the hot summers in India.

So I am continuing the tradition even in England where funnily enough it is cold for almost three quarters of the year if not more. The cold weather somewhat demands that I make this hot and spicy pickle .

It's terribly easy to make and can be made even as a last minute addition to spice up a meal. Infact it's so easy that I had second (and even third) thoughts about posting it as a recipe on my blog, but something so delicious has to be shared. Right? So here goes:

You need:
2 carrots finely diced,
1 cup small cauliflower florets,
juice of one lemon,
6 green chillies cut into small pieces,
1/2 cup green peas
approx 1 tblspn readymade pickle masala (easily available in Indian grocery shops)
1/2 tspn salt

What do you do with these?

Very simple. Just mix all the ingredients and leave for about 30 mins until the pickle releases its juices

Give it a taste and adjust the pickle masala ,lemon juice and salt according to your taste. Make it spicy.

Well that's it. It's ready to eat. It tastes better the next day so it's a good idea to make it one day in advance although it tastes beautiful even when made at the last moment as I said earlier

Serve at as an accompaniment with your meal,like any other pickle

Note: Needs to be stored in the fridge and finished in 3 to 4 days which is not at all difficult


Kribha said...

I'm not a big fan of pickle but would love to try this for my hubby. The recipe sounds so simple and pic looks so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Ashwini said...

This is a lovely recipe Anupama. No oil? Then its a must try too :-)
Will try it with carrot, cauliflower and onion.

meeso said...

I love pickles and have become addicted to them...making me sweat :D I sometimes can't get enough and it looks so good I'm wanting some so bad right now!

Pooja V said...

Lovely pickle. Bookmarked :)

remya said...

I have tasted mix veg brought ones...really tasty..coz i like to have pickles almost with every meal...thanku for sharing dear

arundati said...

i love mixed veggie pickle...but havent tried my hand at any pickle making since i always thought it was make it so easy and now i have no reason to keep away...will let you know how it turns out!!

Padmaja said...

Hi Anu
I am sure that this will definitely spice up my winter!!Nice simple recipe!!

easycrafts said...

Have never made pickles earlier...ur version looks very simple...thanks

Meera said...

No oil pickle? Fantastic!!

Revati said...

Dear, I tried this and it came out very well. In fact I added some dry cranberries and wow, it was delicious.