A long cherished dream to make Mixed Veg Pickle (North Indian style) came true early this week. S was asking for some, having missed his MIL's (my mom's) lemon pickle of late. I had seen mom and grandmom make jars of pickles for the year, but never attempted to make any beyond the 'instant mango' version on my own. Browsing through Latha's veg pickle gave me respite that this is 'do-able' at home too..
I have slightly tweaked mine from the original version, and added in a few veggies of my own. Although this pickle can be made sans onion & garlic, a few pods of the latter stepped up the flavour enormously :) See notes at the end of this post for more information.This bitter-sweet pickle goes well with curd rice or parathas or just about anything.
Preparation Time: 20 mins. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Makes: approx 150 gm and keeps for 3 months with refrigeration
- Chopped veggies (each 1/4 cup) - Radish, Carrots, Cauliflower
- Bitter Gourd - 2 (Cut into thick roundels)
- Green chillies - 4 (slit lengthwise)
- Garlic - 8 to 10 pods (whole & peeled)
- Sesame Oil - 6 tbsp + 4 tbsp
- Salt - approx 3 tbsp
- Jaggery (grated) - 5 tsp
- Lemon juice - 6 tbsp
(b) Pickle Masala: