It is an established fact that nothing can beat Maa ke hath ka khana . With all the love poured onto the plate , the simplest of meals can give you a taste of bliss.
I always wondered How . They make simple food . Nothing much Fancy or very technical. But its always a different feeling when you have it.
If you love garlic, then this one is for you. If you love sweet salty achaar or chutney, then this one is for you. If you love pickles, but the lengthy process plus the waiting time for it to be ready scares you, then this is totally for you.
When I got married, I got to taste this achaar made by my husband’s naani and I instantly fell in love with it. Everyone in my family loves this achaar.
Every year when red carrots would make their appearance in winters, we would call her to make some of it for us.
So this year, luckily she came over to stay and I thought why not share her recipe with all you peeps.
DO give it a try and let me know your reviews. I am sure she will be thrilled to know them
500gms Carrot (red) (peeled and cubed which gives somewhere around 375gms)
50gms Green chillis, lighter green variety, which is not so spicy, cut into pieces
40gms Garlic, peeled, cut into pieces
40gms Ginger, peeled and washed, cut into pieces
70 ml oil, heated upto smoking point and cooled.
½ tsp Salt
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
15gms crushed mustard seeds, they are yellow in color and give sourness to the achaar.
Once the carrot is peeled and cubed, apply little salt to it and keep it overnight covered in a bowl. This drains out all the water in the carrots, which can spoil the achaar or reduce its shelf life.
Next Morning, remove the excess water and put the carrot pieces in a muslin cloth and tie into a potli and hang it where sunlight is there in abundance.
Let it be that way until sunset, that’s basically few hours. After that, you need to put all the mentioned ingredients in a glass jar and mix it well.
Keep this jar in sunlight for about 2-3 days. You will see an emulsion of oil and sugar. It is ready to be served. You can store it for as long as a month but trust me it won’t last that long.
This recipe is something you wont find in books or online . But it is such a gem . I am a FAN of everything home made or Mom made .
Hope you guys like it too.
Bon Appetit Peeps !