Instant Carrot Pickle

Dear Foodies

Nowadays I see a lot of Indian carrots in Toronto Indian grocery stores as it’s carrot season in India. Usually I am okay using orange carrots which we get in Canadian grocery store but if I get Indian carrots which are almost red in colour, it is so hard to resist. I love to make carrot halwa ( Indian desert) using these carrots. I also like to make instant pickle using fresh carrots.

We Indians love to prepare and eat pickles. In my house, no meal is complete without pickle on the side. You must have seen my pickle recipes for Instant Grapes and Mango Pickle, Gunda or Lasoda Mango Ginger Pickle, Chana Fenugreek Mango Pickle and all these pickles are not possible without using this masala. I always have masala ready in my pantry so when I find mango or lasoda (gunda) or carrot, it takes me few minutes to prepare fresh pickle.  This pickle needs only few ingredients to prepare.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

2 carrots cut in to thin slices length wise
Pickle masala
Turmeric powder
Kalonji (onion seeds)
Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil or olive oil
Lemon juice

Procedure: 
1. In a clean bowl, mix carrot slices, pickle masala (enough to cover carrot pieces), 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp kalonji, small pinch of asafoetida, salt, 1 tbsp oil,  and 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix well and instant pickle is ready.

2. I only made enough to last for few days. I kept the bowl in refrigerator until we finish it. Service this spicy and tangy pickle with any Indian curries, roti or paratha and pulao or biryani.

So next time when you buy the carrots, do remember to make this pickle.

Also let me know if you have any questions regarding the dish.

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