Achar holds a constant position in a traditional Indian meal and there's no denying to it. It is one condiment that never fails to win hearts. It not only adds a zing on your palate, but also spruces up your simple meal in just no time. In fact, let's admit- achar is more than just a condiment. In India, it is a tradition that passes on through generations. This is why you will find no strict recipe for achar - the recipe varies in every household. That's not all. It also varies depending on region and season. During the summers, we enjoy aam ka achar, while winter calls for mixed achar, amla achar and more. Another such winter-special achar is gajar ka achar. Made with fresh and crunchy carrots, this condiment is a hit during the winters, when paired with paratha or roti.
Considering its popularity, we bring you a simple gajar ka achar recipe that is not only easy to make, but also adds on the vibe of the winter season. Let's take a look.
How To Make Gajar Ka Achar | Gajar Ka Achar Recipe:
Step 1. Add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorn, cumin seeds and methi seeds in a pan.
Step 2. Roast everything for a while and grind.
Step 3. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add carrots and green chillies to it.
Step 4. Cook for a while and add the achar masala to it.
Step 5. Add salt, amchoor powder, haldi and red chilli powder to it. Mix everything well.
Step 6. Keep it out in the sun for one to two days.
And your gajar ka achar is ready to be relished. Keep it in a clean, air-tight mason jar and store for months.
Keep this quick and easy gajar ka achar handy for whenever you need it. And ofcourse, do not forget to let us know how you liked it.
Watch the complete recipe video in the header section.
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