A delicious healthy and popular pickle from the Indian state of Gujarat.
Turmeric has many health benefits (click here for more information). It is intense, earthy and pungent. This recipe is for the popular pickle from Gujarat, India, ‘Kachi Haldi Achar’. It is easy to make and it will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks. This delicious tangy pickle can be served as an accompaniment to poppadums, naan/roti or rice.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
- 1 cup turmeric root peeled and julienned. wear gloves to prevent staining
- 3 inches fresh ginger peeled and julienned
- 3 whole finger green chillies julienned
- 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 teaspoon asafoetida powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
In a pan on medium heat, dry roast half the mustard seeds, all the fennel and fenugreek seeds for 2-3 minutes. Coarsely grind the mixture. In a bowl, mix the turmeric, ginger and chillies, with the mixture and add salt.
In another pan, heat the oil and add the remaining mustard seeds and asafoetida. Heat it for 2-3 minutes. Add to the turmeric mixture. Add the lemon juice and mix.
Pour into a glass jar and keep in warm part of the kitchen. Shake the jar to mix the ingredients once a day. It will be ready in 3 days. Store in the refrigerator.
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