May 17, 2016

Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Mixed vegetable pickle is my all time favorite winter pickles. Usually we make different pickles in summer, but we also make some seasonal pickles like Amala pickle, lemon pickle. This mixed vegetable pickle I have adopted from North Indian cuisine and changed it in to South Indian style. Instead of using kalonji and fennel seeds I used mustard powder and fenugreek powder like our mango aavakaya. You can use any other vegetables like green chillies, bittergourd, turnips to make this pickle.
This is my first recipe under Pickles and Preserves after a month long mega blogging marathon

Cauliflower  ---  1 small cut in to florets
Carrot  ---  1 big or 2 small cut in to cubes
Capsicum  ---  1 big cut in to small cubes
Garlic  --  20 cloves peeled
Red chilli powder   ---  3/4 cup (80 grams)
Turmeric powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Salt  ---  40 grams
Mustard powder  ---  1 and half tab sp
Fenugreek powder  --  1/2 tea sp
Oil   ---  120 ml
Dry red chillies  --  2 broken
Asafoetida  --  1/3 tea sp
Lemon juice  ---  1/2 cup(50 ml)
1. Boil water in a pan, bring to full boil add a pinch of salt and switch off the heat. Add cauliflower florets leave it for five minutes and drain all the water and spread the florets on a clean cloth let them dry for over night.
2. Wash and clean carrots and capsicum let them also dry.

3. Next day morning heat oil in a pan add asafoetida and broken red chillies fry for a while then add cauliflower florets stir for one second and switch off the heat.

4. Cut carrot in to small cubes and capsicum in to small cubes.
Add carrot cubes to the pan.

5. Add capsicum cubes to the pan and mix well.

6. Add mustard powder

Add fenugreek powder

7. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well to combine every thing.

8. Finally add lemon juice, garlic cloves mix well to combine every thing.
9. After you mix all ingredients pickle will look like in the up picture.
10. Close with a lid and set a side for one day.
11. After 24 hours check the pickle mix well with a clean spoon and adjust the seasoning.
After 24 hours oil will come on the surface, mix well and store it in a clean jar .
You can leave this pickle out side for two days after two days store it in the fridge .
This pickle will stay good in the fridge for two months.
This pickle will be a very good combination with any parathas specially aloo paratha.....
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MySpicyKitchen said...

Capsicum is interesting. Never tasted a picked capsicum. Pickle is mouthwatering.

vaishali sabnani said...

Even though I do not eat pickles on a regular basis, I get tempted to eat as soon as I see one..this pickle seems to be super flavorful, would love to eat with some rice or rotis..drooling Padma.

Srivalli said...

Sounds fantastic Padma, I haven't tried with mixed vegetables...good one..

Gayathri Kumar said...

My mum used to make this pickle every year. I am reminded of that looking at your pickle..

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp slurp, can have this pickle with anything, simply irresistible.

Pavani said...

I've always wanted to make mixed vegetable pickle. Thanks for this recipe -- I'm going to try it some time.

Archana said...

Padmaaaaaaa! Its yummy.drool and drool and drool!!