Gajar Ka Achar , Carrot Pickle without oil

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Gajar Ka Achar, Carrot Pickle without oil. Does not use any oil at all.


  1. 3 medium carrots peeled
  2. 1 medium caulifower stalks removed
  3. 1/2 cup salt
  4. 1/4 Red Chilli Powder
  5. 1 cup Gur (jaggery) grated
  6. 1 tbsp. turmeric
  7. 1 cup white vinegar (Sirka)



  1. Wash the Carrots and cut them in 1 inche long sticks ( Similar to french fries)
  2. Spread them on a kitchen towel to dry.
  3. Once they are absolutely dry , put them in a big mixing bowl.
  4. Add chilli, salt, turmeric . Toss well. ( keep some chilli powder for later use)
  5. Transfer to a clean dry bowl,
  6. Keep in sun for 4 days.
  7. Warm up the vinegar in a pan.
  8. Add jaggery, stir.
  9. Heat further till vinegar is very hot and the Gur melts and dissolves in the vinegar.
  10. Let this vinegar solution cool down to room temperature.
  11. Add this to the carrots which you have been putting in the sun for 4 days.
  12. Transfer this mixture to a clean airthight glass jar.
  13. close lid tightly.
  14. Now put this jar in a warm but dark place for 5-6 days.
  15. Turn well with a spoon.
  16. Serve with rice and curry , or roti with curry.

This can last a month or so, do not use a wet spoon while serving otherwise it may get fungus.