Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sindhi Pickles

BM # 27   Day 18
Seasonal : Winter

While we are in winter season, I would like to tell you that this is the time when we have lots of pickles. These pickles are oil free and have a shelf life of a week or so.They have to be prepared fresh and it takes two to three days for it to get ready.
I have blogged about one such pickle before, this time they have been made separately . The winter vegetables like Turnips, cauliflower, carrot, black carrot, onions are the most commonly used veggies for this pickle.I also make the same pickle with sarso, mustard stalks.Unfortunately the pickle had got over and I did not have good mustard stalks to make some more.

The water from the pickle is relished as it is sour and tastes wonderful with some curries or rice preparations.So let's enjoy these pickles on the 18th day of this marathon.

Preparing the veggies
Turnips peel, chop into cubes and boil 50%
Carrots peel , cut into 2-3 " long strips
Onion peel , wash and slit cross wise keeping the onion intact
Cauliflower, clean remove the stalks and cut into medium sized pieces.
Mustard stalks chop just the stalk, separating it from the leaf, peel the outer layer.
Red chilly powder
Turmeric powder

Other ingredients
Fresh green garlic
Cumin seed, coarsely ground

Turnip, carrot, cauliflower and onion are made in the same way, one needs to add the dry spices and green garlic to these pickles. In case you do not get fresh garlic, you can still make the pickle, it will not make much difference.

Basic Recipe
250 gms vegetable
2 1/2 - 3 tsp mustard powdered
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh garlic ( optional )
In a sterilized jar, put the chopped vegetables, spices and garlic.
Shake well.
Pour water , covering the veggies.
Put away for 3 days.

Mustard stalks
It is made in the similar manner, but garlic is not used.


Turnips..oops! they are over boiled!


Kaali Gaajar Kaanji

The wooden spoons are a gift from Kamallika

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  1. Omg, wat a droolworthy and catchy tonguetickling pickles, just loving it.

  2. delicious flavours looks wonderful

  3. The pickles look great, but the jars are so cute...We call it bharani here. Its used for storing rock salt, tamarind and pickles.

  4. beautiful array of pickles and all are new except for the gajar kanji, i have never tasted it though, but heard about it. I dont think we get them here in mumbai. I loved those tiny jars

  5. Wow this looks so yummy. am going to try the turnip ones first. no the cauliflower needs my attention too. aso do the carrots. Forget it I am making whatever I lay my hands on.

  6. Delicious and mouthwatering pickles... love this martban (pot)

  7. That's a lot of pickles and I'm loving it :)
    The black carrot achaar looks so pretty. It almost looks like beetroot in colour. And i still have the carrot pickle packaging that you gave us, with the cloth cover, thread and the cute carrot tag. I keep showing it to everyone!

  8. So different to know that you make pickles during winter, while we make it during summer!..The entire display looks so good Vaishali..

  9. I am in love with the martabaans. <3 reminds me of my granny. How I wish I have them in my home too.

  10. In Andhra pickles are made during summer. All those pickles look supe good.

  11. Wonderful array of finger licking pickles,looks inviting and colorful..

  12. The pickles displayed are awesome!! Mouthwatering!!

  13. well presented, nice too know about these winter pickles

  14. So many pickle varieties..Kaali gajar kanji looks very pretty :).And those pickle jars are great.Grandma has loads of them in the attic. Got to take it down when I go there.

  15. love the cute jars Vaishali!!!So many varieties....yumm

  16. Never had onion - garlic wali pickles. Interesting ones but I wish they stayed fresh longer. :)

  17. Such pretty jars. Where did you find them?

    1. You can find these jars in any good Indian market where you get utensils..though I picked these from Old Delhi.