Mixed Vegetable pickle (Instant)

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                                            Ready to serve instant vegetable pickle

How long it takes: 6 hours

This is one of the classic vegetable pickle which is a must in the menu for most of the weddings and other ceremonies.  For this pickle we must always use fresh and tender vegetables, and should be chopped fine to mix up and consume immediately. This is not a conventional oil based pickle, it is water based. This means 2 things – a)  it is healthy ! b) however, it has low shelf life of about 2-3 weeks and has to remain refrigerated between serving. I have got many requests for this recipe and am glad I got a chance to put this up ! Here is my version of the same:

What you need to have:

1. chopped tindura – 1 cup (preferably tender)

2. chopped cauliflower – 1 cup

3. chopped carrots – 1/2 cup

4. chopped long beans – 1/2 cup(preferably tender)

5. chopped raw mango/bilimbi – 1/2 cup(i have replaced with chopped lemon)

6. chopped green chili & ginger – 1/4 cup (green chili 5-6 and ginger a sizable piece)

                                                 Ingredients of pickle masala

Ingredients of wet masala(raw)

1. kashmiri chili powder – 4-5 tablespoon

2. mustard dal – 2 and 1/2 tablespoon

3. fenugreek seeds – 1/3 teaspoon

4. asafoetida (soft)- size of a peanut

5. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

6. table salt – 1/3 cup (approx)

7. water – 3 cups(may use as much as needed)

                             Ingredients of raw & fried masala ingredients to be grind

Ingredients of masala to be fried in oil:

1. black mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

2. fenugreek seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

3. asafoetida (soft) – size of a peanut dal

4. turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

                                                     Ingredients being fried in oil

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop all the veggies into small pieces and pat dry the same on a dry towel for about 3-4 hours till it is completely free of moisture.

2. Place a broad based bowl with 3 cups of water in it. Add salt and bring it to boil and let it boil for another 5 minutes on low flame. Allow it to cool completely.  Add chopped veggies to it and let it stand for about 2-3 hours in it.

3. Place a spatula with 1 teaspoon cooking oil in it and fry asafoetida in it till crispy. Later on fry mustard seeds and add fenugreek seeds and switch off the flame and keep it aside. Allow it to cool.

4. Grind chili powder, mustard dal, fenugreek seeds, asfoetida, turmeric powder  and also fried cooled ingredients adding salt water from the veggies to a fine consistency. Allow it to cool. On cooling add it to the veggies from step 2 to it and refrigerate it.  Yummmmmm!!!!! Enjoy with rice and dal or even with idli, dosa etc..,The gravy in the pictorial at the bottom may appear to be thin but will be fine in a couple of days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( Do not add all water and may wait for about 2 hours to settle for the consistency of pickle , since veggies absorb it and one would exactly know how much of salt water has to be added to it. If not adding more of salt water(i mean the salt water in which chopped veggies is immersed)  check for salt and only add a little if needed , stir and then bottle it.    USE ONLY DRY SPOONS FOR SERVING & PRESERVE IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR!!!!!!!!!!

                                        Ready to serve instant vegetable pickle

Good to remember:

1. All the veggies should be fresh and tender for best results.

2. The reason to add a little of the fried masala is  for extra flavor.

3. It should be refrigerated all the time. Never use a wet spoon for serving !

4. Please do not keep it outside at all to avoid it from getting perished!!!!!!

5. On adding the grind masala one may not add the whole salt solution to the pickle and may wait for a while for the pickle to settle down and then do the needful as instructed above in the text.


26 thoughts on “Mixed Vegetable pickle (Instant)

    Priya said:
    October 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Fingerlicking pickle, lovely combo and yummy..

    SHUBHA said:
    October 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    thanks .I am going to make it immediately.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 3:16 am

      Hi Shubha,

      Do prepare and sed me da feed back please.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 26, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Hi Priya,

    Thanx a lot for your valuable comments as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Uma said:
    October 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    this pickle looks awesome.. what a bright color !

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Hi Uma,

      The colour of the pickle is because i use mustard dal for any pickle and also Kashmiri chili!!!!!!!!!!!!

    malar said:
    October 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely Recipe….good photography…

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    Thanks & Regards

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Hi Malar,

      Thanx for the comments. Also special thanx for the link too.

    SHUBHA said:
    October 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Hi,Pratibha aka,I just finished making the pickle.It has come out very very nice and yummy.Thankyou so much.Without your help I would never have had the courage to try this out.Thank you once again.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Hi Shubha,

      Thanx a lot for ur feed back. Do try out any other recipes of your choice and do share the link of my blog among your friends community. The blog also has a face book page.

    Geeta Pai said:
    October 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    The word pickle itself tempting. Definitely I will try it.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 29, 2012 at 4:05 am

      Hi Geeta pai,

      This fresh veggie pickle is an alltime fav of my family you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Laveena said:
    October 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Hi,I tried ur mango nd mix veg pickles ,they came out absolutely too good!!!thnx for sharing…

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

      Hi Laveena,

      Thanx a lot for your feed back. Do share the link of my b;log among your friends community.

    Anvelaga said:
    November 5, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Hi: What is ‘mustard dal’? Can you post the picture of it (if the package is available it will wonderful) and/or what is it called in other south indian languages? – Thank you

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Hi Anvelaga,

      It is” Mustard dal” in english, “Sasive bele” in kannada. It is nothing but pealed mustard. You may check it out in the third image of the recipe in which mustard dal is just opposite to chili powder in the ingredients picture.

    ganesh said:
    November 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    long beans is vali sangga in konkani rite….u have put a sabzi of same i guess??

    ganesh said:
    November 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    well i tried it……it has come good…….i didnt add beans altough…….can it be used immediately…..???

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Ganesh,

      Come on ya , the title it self is instant. Do use it intantly man!!!!!!!!!

    ganesh said:
    November 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    y i asked this was the gravy is toooooo thin……it spreads like water on my plate…so i hope it l thicken….

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Ganesh,

      The gravy actually depends on the freshness of the veggies. Now if you feel that the gravy can hold a little more veggie then you can add few pieces of flowerets i think. Just try and from next time on wards do not add all the salt solution at once and keep it in the fridge till the gravy adjusts. I hope i have made my self clear!!!!!!!!!!

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    Uma Murthy said:
    December 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    i ve tried your recipe it came out so well thank you very much

    ready to eat meals india said:
    September 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Its one of the easiest ready to eat meals india.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Oh yeah you are right.

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