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Gobhi Shalgam Gajar Aachar

Gobhi Shalgam Gajar Aachar Punjabi Recipe

Gobhi Shalgam Gajar Aachar recipe



  • 1 kg of mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, turnip)
  • 20 grams mustard seeds
  • 250 grams jaggery
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder (not very hot variety)
  • 1tbsp degi mirch or kashmiri lal mirch (cayenne pepper)
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp salt
  • 100 grams onion (shredded)
  • 50 grams ginger (shredded)
  • 20 grams garlic (shredded)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 150 mls mustard oil
  • To preserve:
  • 2 tbsp glacial acetic acid
  • ½ tsp sodium benzoate


Grind the mustard seeds to a coarse powder and keep aside.
Chop the jaggery and keep it aside (so that it is easy to assimilate them in the masala).Chop the vegetables as shown in the pics – peel and cut into half the carrots and then slice them into 2½  inch pieces; peel and slice turnip in ¼ inch thickness and break the cauliflower in florets. Wash the veggies well.
In a deep vessel boil 1.5 litres of water and add 1 tsp of salt
Once water is on rolling boil, add the veggies and cook them for about half a minute. Drain the vegetables and place them on a kitchen towel and spread them out to dry for approximately 4 hours.
In a non-aluminum wok (it should be broad and deep), add the mustard oil and smoke it.Switch off the heat and after a minute add the onion. Place the wok on heat again and fry onions till they become golden brown.
Add ginger and garlic and fry till them become golden and aromatic.
Add powdered mustard seeds, chillies, salt and garam masala. Now add the jaggery (see note below) and on a low flame cook till it melts.
Switch off the heat and let it become cool. Add the preservatives and the vegetables.The masala will become somewhat hard due to the addition of jaggery. (Read notes below) This is perfectly fine since the addition of vegetables will fix it. The vegetables will release water and after 8-10 hours the masala will assimilate well with the vegetables.
The next day, transfer the pickle to a glass jar.
The pickle will be ready in 3-4 days.

Gobhi Shalgam Gajar Aachar recipe 1

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