Omg! i could eat this stuff till the cows come home! lol. i make this pickle every month and i have to have it with pakoras, potato wada, gujarati potato's and anything like that.
the first time i had this pickle it was bought from an indian sweet mart on belgarve road and i tried for years with no succes to make it for my self, so i about gave up untill one chrismas, my dad was making home made pickles, so i made sure that i watched him prepare the pickles. He had a different way of drying the veg which i had never thought of, so i tried it with this pickle and it was a success!! Thanks Dad x i will add some photo's soon
CARROT AND GREEN CHILLI PICKLE
about 6 large carrots
about 20 green chillis
1tbs mustard oil
1tbs lemon juice
2 tbs split mustard seeds
- Peel the carrots and wash the chilli's
- Cut the carrots into halfs and then into quarters. You shoud have eight peices from each carrot.
- slit the chilli's
- Put the carrotts and the chilli's into a bowl and mix 1 tbs of salt and mix well. dont worry if it sounds like alot because this will be rubbed away.
- Leave over nite for the water to drain from the veg.
- The next day drain the veg in a collinder and leave to drain for 1/2 hour
- lay a few layers of kitchin paper and lay the carrots and chillis onto the papper to dry leaving a space between so that the papper can soak up the water. Place another few sheets over the carrots.
- place a large book over the carrots to help draw out the moisture. The more moisture you can take out the better the pickle will be.+ it will last longer.
- in a few hours repeat the proces with kitchin paper because it wont dry on wet paper!
- you may need to do this another time before you leave them to dry over night.
- the next morning check how dry the carrots are, if the are still abit damp then keep them wrapped up till lunch time.
- when they are dry, transfer them into a clean container and mix in all the other ingeadients, and leave over night.
- your pickle is ready to eat. dont forget to give the container a shake before you serve.
The reason i dry the veg out this way is because i live in the damp midlands. If you live in a lovely dry hot climate you can dry the pickles in the sun over night.