Veg pickle recipe is an easy recipe to make authentic Indian pickle. It is sweet, sour and spicy in taste.
This recipe is an instant pickle recipe. You do not have to keep this pickle for long for its flavours to mature.
This is one awesome recipe which you need to keep with you forever. It calls for very less efforts and gives amazing results.
What is a Pickle?
Pickle is a food that is preserved or treated with certain ingredients like salt, sugar or vinegar to keep it for a longer time. This process of preserving foods is called pickling.
The most common pickles are made from fruits and vegetables. Other than these, some non-veg pickles like beef pickle, pork pickle, mutton pickle are also made in many places.
This recipe of veg pickle uses basic vegetables available in winter season. I am based in India and in winter’s we get so many colorful vegetables like, cauliflower, peas, carrots, radish, turnip, beetroot etc. This veg pickle recipe uses some of these vegetables.
To make this Indian pickle I have used Indian spices which are easy to find anywhere in India. If you are from some other country then you can easily find these spices in any Indian grocery stores in your place. These are basic spices and I am sure you will get them easily.
The process used in this veg pickle recipe is easy and short. As mentioned above it is an instant pickle and can be consumed same day. The process involved is also very basic and a quick one.
Important Points for Veg Pickle Recipe
There are a few important points to be taken care of while making this veg pickle. Do read these carefully before starting this recipe.
1.Spices – Spices used for this recipe are easy to find and very basic ones. There is however no substitute for these spices. If you do not get any of the spice then you can still make it but the taste will differ. The spices should be of good quality and fresh, as very old spices tend to loose their fragrance and essential oils too. This is very important to note for making this aromatic pickle.
2.Oil – Mustard Oil is essentially used for making any type of pickle in India. However, in some countries mustard oil is not easy to find. Then in that case sesame oil or groundnut oil can be used. But I still recommend using mustard oil only.
3.Vegetables – I have used only cauliflower and peas for this pickle. other vegetables like carrots, turnip, radish, and beetroot can also be used in this pickle. You may even use this recipe to make raw mango pickle also.
4.Jaggery – For the sweet flavour in this veg pickle recipe I have used jaggery. It can be easily substituted with sugar but the quantity will have to be adjusted carefully.
How to Store Pickle?
Not only this but any type of pickle needs to be stored properly. There are some do’s and don’ts also for using the pickle.
For storing pickles, a glass, good quality plastic or ceramic jars can be used. Wash the storage jar properly and then dry it up completely before use. A slightest hint of water or moisture will spoil the pickle. So one has to be careful regarding this.
Before storing the pickle in a jar, first cool it completely at the room temperature. Then in a clean jar, put the pickle inside the jar and close the lid properly. You must ensure that the lid is proper and doesn’t allow moisture to seep in the jar.
While using the pickle, do remember to use a clean and dry spoon.
If you follow these steps then the pickle will last for long.
Some other recipes from my blog and YouTube channel;
- Pan Pizza/ Instant Pizza Recipe
- Brigadeiro recipe
- Cheese Chilli Toast recipe
- Paneer 65
- White Bread / Beginner’s recipe
- Hara Bhara Kabab/ Indian Party snack
Video of Veg Pickle Recipe
I have made a quick video of this veg pickle recipe for a better understanding of its process. You can take a look and check all the important steps in just few minutes. Do Subscribe to my YouTube channel “flavourhome by Sutiksha” and press the BELL icon too, so that you get instant recipe updates, as soon as I upload them and also to support my efforts. If you like these videos, kindly like and share them with your family and friends and COMMENT under the video or in blog to let me know how you made this dish.
- Coriander seeds/ Sabut Dhania – 6 tbsp
- Cumin seeds/ Sabut Jeera- 3 tbsp
- Fennel seeds/ Saunf – 5 tbsp
- Fenugreek seeds/ Sabut Methi – 2 tbsp
- Carom Seeds/ Ajwain – 2 tbsp
- Deggi Mirch powder/ mild hot, colorful red chilli powder – 5 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
- Hot red chilli powder – 1.5 tbsp
- Asafoetida/ Heeng – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – 6 tbsp
- Black caraway/ Kalonji – 2 tbsp
- Whole Dry Red chilli – 10
- Mustard oil – 2 cup
- White Vinegar – 2 cup
- Jaggery (grated) – 2.5 cup
- Cauliflower – 3 (big)
- Fresh Green Peas – 4 cup
1.Wash and cut cauliflower into small florets. Wash peas nicely. Keep these vegetables either in sun or under fan until dry completely.
2.Dry roast coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek and carom seeds on low heat in a pan until fragrant and light brown in color. Cool completely and then dry grind these whole spices in a mixer jar with deggi mirch, turmeric powder and hot red chilli powder. Keep this pickle masala aside.
3. In a pan add vinegar and grated jaggery. Melt jaggery in vinegar and keep aside.
4.Heat mustard oil in a big pan/ wok until smoky. Cool it down completely. Heat it again on low heat and add whole dry red chillies. Cook them in oil until dark in color.
5. Add vegetables and cook them in oil on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add pickle masala in batches. First add half of the masala and mix it with vegetables. Then add rest of the masala, salt and black caraway seeds. Mix everything nicely.
6. Now cook vegetables on high until they release the oil. Add jaggery vinegar and mix properly. Cook for another few minutes until vegetables are 60% done.
7. Let it cool and then store it in a clean jar.
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