Thursday, May 22, 2014


Punjabi gajar, gobhi, shalgam  pickle is one of my favourite. I always relished it in my friend's house. This is my first attempt at making it and am not sure if the masalas I have used are same as the authentic Punjabi pickle. But I am so happy with the result. It is as good as the one I always relished... khatta , meetha and chatpata..I have been fond of pickles since my childhood and miss all those yummy pickles that mom always made.

Gobhi / cauliflower ... 1 small
Shalgum / turnips ... 2
Gajar / carrots .... 1
Fresh red chillies ... 3-4
Fennel seeds / saunf... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds /jeera... 1 tbsp
Fenugreek methi seeds ... 1 tsp
Mustard seeds / rai .. 1 tsp
Dry red chillies .. 2-3
Ginger ..... 2 inch piece .. (julienned)
Jaggery .... 2 tbsps
Salt ... as needed
Turmeric powder .. 1 tsp
Asafoetida / hing ... 2-3 pinches.
Vinegar .... 2-3 tbsps
Mustard oil .. 1/2 cup

1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and the carrots, fresh red chillies and turnips into long 2 inch pieces.
2. In a pan take water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Tip in the cut vegetables and switch off the gas. Leave them for 15 - 20 minutes in the water. Drain and spread them on a kitchen towel spread in a tray to remove all the moisture.
3. Dry roast the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, mustard seeds and dry red chillies. Grind them to a coarse powder.
4. In a pan add the vinegar and jaggery. Stir it until it melts. Now add the ground masalas, salt, ginger, turmeric powder. Tip in the vegetables and stir carefully until the masalas are coated well. Let it cool.
5. In another pan heat the oil and switch off the gas to cool it. Add the asafoetida while it is a bit warm.
6. Spoon the vegetables and oil into a sterilized jar.
7. Keep it out in the sun and give it a shake everyday until it is ready.

I made it in peak summer and it was ready in 2 days.
I always refrigerate pickles to avoid fungus forming in them.

Linking this to the Potluck Party Event @ Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey.

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  1. completely a new recipe to me..never knew gobi can be added in pickles.. :)

    1. Yes dear.. North Indian pickles have gobi also

  2. pickle with gajar and gobi! looks yumm..

  3. Beautiful clicks,pickle looks so tempting.

  4. Wow very nice post.I too love this pickle.Will give a try.

  5. Pickle looks very delicious, bookmarking it..

  6. Finger licking good achar.. in my next to do list :)

  7. delicious pickle.................. happy to follow u . also view my space

    1. Thanks Prachi.. will drop by your space and follow too

  8. My mouth is just watering here, wish i get a bottle of this achar..

  9. This looks really delicious and so tasty. Perfect with parathas. Please do link it to In my VEG BOX -Cauliflower

  10. Lovely recipe and brings back fond memories of gorging on this at a close friend's place yumm!Thank you for linking up with In my Veg Box for May 2014 with the theme Cauliflower .Cheers! Manjiri -


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