Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Baby Carrot Pickle

'Happy Independence Day' to all my fellow Indians.

Carrots are one of my favourites. When I went for grocery shopping last week, I was attracted by these cute little baby carrots. I bought these with the intention of making salad...but then changed my mind after coming home.I made carrot pickle.Here is a simple and absolutely tasty carrot pickle. This can be had as a side dish with any kind of rice.

I am running tight with my assignments (@ work) hence my post frequency will be less until this month end [you still can check out my other recipes ;) ].

Ingredients:
Carrot - 200 gms
Small Onion - 6
Green chilli - 4
Red chilli - 2
Lemon - 1
Dates - 1/4 portion
Salt - As required
Turmeric powder - A pinch

Method:
  1. Chop carrot, onion and green chilli widthwise into small circles.
  2. Grind red chilli and dates.
  3. Mix chopped carrot, onion, green chilli and the ground paste.
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice to the mixture.
  5. Mix well and allow it to marinate for a week.

Update:
Few points based on the Comments received

  • Pickle should be refrigerated.
  • Shelf Life: I have not kept it for more than a month (it will be consumed).If you want to have a longer shelf life, you can use Vinegar instead of lemon.I generally don't prefer Vinegar.

Nutritional Fact:

  • Carrot - Rich in Vitamin A or betacarotene

28 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

The pics are awesome seec :-) The carrot salad is indeed tempting :-)
Thanks for your lovely comments seec and I am privileged that I am in ur bloglist.Thanks so much dear :-)
By the way I am coming up with an article for Independence day..plz do check it out.I want to gather all my fellow-bloggers comments.Take care.

Asha said...

Looks wonderful Seec.I will definitely try that pickle.Thanks girl:)
Happy 60th.

Jyothi said...

Hi Seec, what a lovely carrot pickle. Never tried pickle with carrots. Great dear. Thanks for sharing.

Seema said...

Oh I would love to have this crunchy carrot pickle with cold curd rice. Looks yummy and makes my mouth water.

archana said...

This carrot pickle recipe look nice and different with a little date and onions too. Will surely try it:)We need to keep in the fridge right ?

Vcuisine said...

The pickle is yummy SeeC. Happy independence day. Take care. Viji

sra said...

SeeC, carrot and date is a classic combination. But tell me, those aren't baby carrots, are they? {puzzled}

Lia said...

I love all indian pickles, best combination for rice set and biryani, but iam too lazy to prepare my own, we used to brought pickles in the jar from supermaket :D

Suganya said...

These are called gold coins. I haven't seen an Indian version before though.

Roopa said...

pickle looks mouth watering !

Isha said...

wow homemade pickle, looks so good. thanks for sharing :)

zlamushka said...

Hey SeeC, the pickling queen ;-)

About a month ago, I googled pickled chili and out of all those out ther, I discovered yours Green Chili Pickle. It looked so real, just like the one I get at Asian stores (my loved one is Patak´s).
Now you re teasing me again. You have no idea, what a pickle freak I am...

Richa said...

looks delicious, adding dates is a nice idea!

ramya said...

look at those carrots they r gorgeous with the orange colour on them and carrot pickle.......i luuv it

Jeena said...

Hi Seec carrots are great I bet your pickle was real tasty! Nice pictures too :)

Laavanya said...

Carrot pickle looks really good Seec. Since the carrots here are kind of sweeter than the ones in India, do the dates make it sweeter or do the chillies balance it?

Sia said...

how beautiful is that... my cheeks r hurting seeC... care to send me a bottle of those beauties?

TBC said...

I've tasted carrot pickle before & have liked it a lot. Your pickle looks yummy!
Hey Seec,
Hop on over to my blog & check out the award waiting for ya! :-)

Manasi said...

This looks so good and easy too! I have a bag of baby carrots 'sitting' in the fridge, will try this!

Dee said...

the pickle looks delicious Seec, i havent tried carrot pickle ever

Sharmi said...

can you please tell me what is the shelf life? looks very nice and I would want to try out.

Latha said...

Hi SeeC,
What a tasty picle! and so simple unlike my veg pickle which involves lot if work.Thanks!

SeeC said...

Thanks Sirisha. Pleasure is mine. I will definited checkout your article.

Thanks Asha. I know you will try it :) Do let me know how it turned.

Thanks Jyothi. It is very crunchy and tasty too. Try it sometime.

Thanks Seema. Yeah !!! Its goes very well with cold curd rice. I too love to have it that way.

Thanks Archana. You are right. We need to refrigerate it.

Thanks Viji. Wish you the same too.

Thanks Sra. I guess they are...that was how it was labelled though.
But in general, baby carrot definition varies, some cut the normal carrots into small
pieces and call it baby carrot.


Thanks Lia. Thats so nice to know that you like Indian pickles.
This is very easy to make.Do it try it on your own, you will then not like to buy it anymore.

Thanks for the information Suganya. I never knew it.

Thanks Roopa.

Thanks for stopping by Isha. I prefer homemade pickles.

SeeC said...

Thanks Zlamushka. So nice of you :).
Good to know that you liked my chilli pickle too.
I do match with you when it comes to pickle.

Thanks Richa.

Thanks Ramya. Yeah the colour is very attractive.

Thanks Jeena. Yes it was tasty and crunchy.

Thanks Laavanya. Yes, actually the carrots we get here is little sweeter when compared to India.
But when you marinate it with Onion, chilli and lemon it tastes different.
You will definitely like it. Give it a try.

Oh Sure Sia. Why not ??


Thanks TBC. Award ??!! am coming...

Thanks Manasi. Do try it and let me know.

Thanks Dee. Carrot pickle is healthy and you can have it as a substitute to curry too.

Thanks Sharmi. I have not kept it for more than a month (it will be consumed by then).
But you can use Vinegar instead of lemon for a longer shelf life.
Generally I don't prefer vinegar.

Thanks Latha. Yes it is simple, but tasty.
Eager to see your version of veg pickle.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi SeeC, I know you are busy with some project. But please do take part in the event I have announced. My posts are incomplete with out comments from some(Many?) blogger friends like you. Just can't imagine an event without you dear!

SeeC said...

Oh Latha, so nice of you to leave such a comment. Count me in for the event. I have already placed the comment on your blog.

easycrafts said...

wow, its tempting. lovely recipe. thanks a lot

SeeC said...

Thanks for your comments easycrafts