Gajar ka achar

Gajar ka achar

Carrots pickled along with ginger, lemon and spices.


  • 500 grams carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds, halved husked
  • 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain seeds
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon large, juiced
  • 7 green chilies, slit half
  • 50 grams ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt


  1. Dry roast ajwain seeds, fenugreek seeds. Grind them along with mustard seeds.
  2. Heat oil. Roast carrots, chillies and ginger.
  3. Add all other ingredients. Mix well so that all ingredients are wrapped together. Cook covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, allow to cool. Add lemon juice and mix well. Adjust taste with salt.
  5. Refrigerate and store. Serve gajar ka achar as side dish with parathas!

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