Carrot Pickle (Gajar Ka Achar)

June 16th, 2008 filed under Chutneys / Pickles, Gluten Free, Vegan

Carrot Pickle

Gajar ka achar, (carrot pickle) is a tasty condiment to serve with sandwiches or with any mealCarrot Pickle Ingredients


  • 5 medium carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil or olive oil


  1. Peel the carrots and cut into thin 2” slices (should be about two cups). Wrap the sliced carrots in a dry towel, removing any excess water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with the carrots and put in a glass jar. Set the jar in the sun for a day.
  3. Pickle is ready the next day. Pickle can be refrigerated for about two weeks.


Add sliced green chili, sliced the long way.

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  3. dr mehul says:

    i tried ur recipe of ras malai at wasnt soft and spongywhen i try first time,,,i again tried after few days. this time,it was broken while cooking tikki [ chhena was broken in sugar syrup while cooking]. i used amul gold milk both times. what can be the reason for this?

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  5. mayur waghe says:

    your recipies are very simple and tasty thank you manjuka aunty.

  6. Mat Flexiold says:

    Dear Manjula,
    I will make the Carrot Pickle as per you recipe. I was wondering how to preserve it for longer period and that too without refrigeration? I intend to put cauliflower too if it is okayed by you.

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