An Indian meal is incomplete without a spoonful of pickle. The tantalising flavours of spices can make anyone slurp at the very mention. Be it the juicy lemon pickle or summer special aam ka achaar, a jar of each can be found on the stack of every Indian kitchen. And why not, pickle is one accompaniment that goes with anything and everything.
Besides being a great taste-changer, pickle contributes much more to our diet. Pickles are great for our digestive process. According to celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, pickles are a reliable source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well. And when we speak of pickles, nothing beats the age-old homemade ones. Since years, our mothers and grandmothers have been following the process of making pickle at home or as the west calls it - the process of fermentation. And while we might think it's a tedious process, you'll be glad to know how easy it is to prepare achar at home. We've got an excellent pickle recipe brimming with the nutrients of mixed vegetables that even you can make at home in a few simple steps.
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Mili Juli Sabzio Ka Achaar is a tempting mix of crunchy veggies like carrot, cauliflower and turnip, boiled, sundried for about a day. These veggies are then combined with a spicy mix of onion paste, roasted garam masala, ginger garlic paste, degi mirch, salt and jaggery. The mix is kept in sunlight for about a week for fermentation so the pickle gets as much flavour as possible before it is mixed and ready to spruce up your next meal!
This mixed vegetable pickle is a great way to add more veggies into your diet. One can pair parathas, chapatis, or rice with this pickle.
Find the recipe of mili juli sabzio ka achaar here. Try at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
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