Fresh mango & Carrot Achar/Pickle

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A quick and easy-to-make pickle that tastes great with rice dishes, daal or even with bread/parathas.

Ingredients
2
mangos, peeled and cut into thick strips
(the ones that are not completely raw inside, but not completely ripe either...more a light yellow on the inside, green peel)
3
medium carrots, peeled and cut into thick strips
6-7
green chillies, just make an incision in each one for the chili flavor to come out whilst cooking
a few
curry leaves/limro
1/2 tsp
mustard seeds/rai
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
tomato paste
1 tbsp
achar/pickle masala
(it's sold in most Asian/Desi shops, kind of yellow/brownish/reddish dry aromatic spices)
1 tbsp
sugar
1-2 tsp
salt
(or as needed)
1 tsp
chilli powder
2-3 tbsp
oil
Instructions 

Heat the oil in a small pan, and then add your mustard seeds. When they start to sputter, add your garlic and limro leaves, followed by the carrots. Stir fry the carrots for at least 8 mins until they start to soften (you can add a bit of water if you feel they are getting stuck). Sprinkle some salt to help further the softening of the carrots, then add the tomato paste and stir fry for a little longer. Add 2 of the green chillies at this point as well and a small sprinkle of the achar masala. Once the carrots are about three-quarters done, add the mango pieces, turmeric, chilli powder and the sugar. Stir fry for a few mins then add water to fully cook the carrots and mangos. Finally add the remaining green chillies and the rest of the achar masala. Cook for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust for salt/sugar/chilli. Switch off when you're happy with the result!! :)


Comments

please may i kno wat are MUSTARD SEEDs

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Mustard seeds are also known as rai.

i love ur cooking ukhty may Allah grant you jannah

Salaam, I am a great fan of your website, from the day i saw your site have not visisted any other websites for getting new reciepies. Very good work done. I am from Tanzania and we love the type of food you make!

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W/Salaam, use them whole not in powder form.

A.a.n thanx 4 ur great recipes,i bought achar masala bt it was in small grains kind of brown n yellowish,so should i grind it into powder or use it whole?

salaams,what do u mean by tomato paste? is it the tomato tin chopped and blended thats used for cooking?

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W/Salaam, it is the concentrated tomato used in cooking, comes in a paste-like form.

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Asante sana, jazakallah and my best regards to your wife for trying out my recipes. I am happy to know that you are enjoying all the new food she is preparing alhamdulillah. Yes my husband is indeed a lucky man! :)

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hi what can i use pickle masala for subtitute

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Hi, am not sure what ingredients are normally put in the pickle masala but if you have any achar masala mixture you can use that.