Sweet Turnip And Carrot Pickle Recipe

Sweet Turnip And Carrot Pickle is a combined flavor of turnip and carrot. This pickle is spiced up with whole spices and mixed with selected dry dates.

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Yield: 15 servings


  • 1-1/2 kg Turnips (Shalgam) (cubed)
  • 1 kg Carrots (Gajar) (peeled and scraped) (cut into long slices)
  • 2 cups Mustard Oil (Sarson Ka Tel)
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon (Dalchini) powder
  • 1 cup gm Tamarind (Imli)
  • 100 gm jaggery
  • 40 gm dry Dates (Khajoor)
  • 2 tsp ground white Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 40 gm Red chili pepper (Lal Mirchi)
  • 1 cup ground Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)
  • 2 big Onions (Pyaj) chopped
  • 15 cloves of Garlic (Lasun) minced
  • 2 inch Ginger (Adrak) minced
  • 4 tsp Vinegar (Sirka)
  • Salt (Namak) to taste

How to make Sweet Turnip and Carrot Pickle:

  1. Soak tamarind and dry dates in individual bowl of water for 8-10 hours.
  2. Mash the tamarind and take out pulp from it.
  3. Cut the dates in long slices and remove the stones.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan and fry onion, ginger and garlic.
  5. Add tamarind pulp and dry dates.
  6. Mix very well by adding turnip and carrots.
  7. Season the pickle with salt and spices.
  8. Make a thick syrup of jaggery with a cup of water and mix into the pickle.
  9. Put the pickle in a clean jar and pour vinegar all over on the pickle.
  10. Put a tight lid on the jar and keep under the sun for 5-6 days.
  11. Shake the jar daily 1-2 times until the pickle sets.
  12. Serve after 10 days.


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