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Carrot Pickle (Gajar Ka Achar)


Gajar ka achar (carrot pickle) is a great condiment to serve with any meal or with sandwiches.

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  • 5 medium carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil or olive oil


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Peel the carrots and thinly slice them about 2 inches long (should be about two cups).

Step 2

Wrap the sliced carrots in a dry towel, ensuring the carrots don’t have any excess water.

Step 3

Mix all the ingredients together with the carrots and put in a glass jar.

Step 4

Keep the jar in the sun for a day. Pickle is ready the next day.

Step 5

Pickle can be refrigerated for about two weeks.


Add sliced green chili, sliced the long way

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