Category Archives: Instant Pickles

Instant Dosakaya Pickle / Yellow Cucumber Pickle

This is an instant version of the yellow cucumber pickle. This is a spicy pickle, it is very simple, quick and easy to make.

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Ingredients :

  1. Yellow cucumber/ Dosakaya – 2 medium size
  2. salt – as per taste
  3. Turmeric powder – pinch
  4. Oil – 2 tbsp
  5. Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  7. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  8. red chilli flakes – 2
  9. curry leaves – 1 spring
  10. Hing – pinch
  11. Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  12. Salt – as per taste
  13. Mustard powder / ava pindi – 1/4 tbsp
  14. Methi powder / Menthi pindi – 2 pinch’s

Method :

  • First cut the cucumber into half and remove the seeds.
  • Now cut the cucumber into 1″ pieces and take into a bowl.

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  • In that bowl sprinkle little salt (1/2 tbsp) and pinch turmeric powder, mix well and keep aside for 10 min’s.

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  • Meanwhile, Take a bowl add all dry powders. Red chilli powder, salt, mustard powder, methi powder and mix once and keep aside.

Mean time prepare Seasoning :

  • Take a small pan add oil and keep it on medium, add cumin seeds, mustard, seeds, urad dal, red chilli flakes, curry leaves, hing and let it cool.
  • Now squeeze the water from cucumber and add this pieces to above dry powder mixture.
  • Then add the prepared seasoning into the cucumber pieces and mix well.
    Serve it with hot rice or curd rice.

Note : 

  • When u remove the seeds from cucumber don’t throw them, u can dry them under sun and u can prepare cucumber powder.

Instant Aloo pickle

I like this simple recipe so much. Easy, quick and Tasty too. If you don’t have baby potatoes , you could use big potatoes and cut into pieces.

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Ingredients:

  • Baby potatoes – 9 (boiled and peeled)
  • Red chilli powder – 3tsp
  • Salt – 2 tsp
  • Lemon – 1 big size  (squeeze the lemon)
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Hing – pinch
  • Curry leaves- 1 string
  • Red chilli flakes – 3

 Method:

  • Boiled aloo in pressure cooker just for 1 whistle, that is enough.
  • In one bowl mix Red chilli powder, salt and lemon juice keep it aside.
  • Once the aloo are done remove from cooker,  remove the skin and add to the above red chilli mixture.
  • Now for seasoning.  Take a pan add oil, once oil is hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chilli flakes, curry leaves and hing.
  • Let it cool .
  • Add the seasoning to the aloo, red chilli mixture and mix it nicely.
  • Serve with hot rice.

Instant Carrot Pickle

Quick and easy instant carrot pickle

Ingredients:
  • Carrots  – 2 big size
  • Red chili powder  – 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
  • Salt  – 1/4 tsp (as per taste)
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
For seasoning :
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds  – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 String
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Dry Red chilies broken into pieces – 2
Method:
  • Wash peel off carrot and grate them.
  • Now add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, Lemon juice in the grated carrot and keep it aside. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, red chilli flakes then switch off the flame and add asafoetida.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Now add the seasoning to the carrot mixture.
  • Mix everything well and The pickle is ready to serve.
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