This spicy mixed vegetable pickle is so good. Easy too!
Over the years I have become somewhat obsessed with making my own pickled vegetables and chutneys.
Personally, I think there are few things better than presenting your own pickled vegetables at the table when you have a curry feast.
I always have a batch of this spicy mixed vegetable pickle in the fridge.
For that matter, the best Indian restaurants make their own pickles too rather than relying on those big brand shop bought pickles and chutneys with those oh too familiar flavours.
Why make your own vegetable pickle?
Make this spicy mixed vegetable pickle and your friends will most definitely appreciate that you’ve gone to some work.
You don’t need to tell them that is was easy work.
You won’t find a shop bought vegetable pickle that comes close to this recipe!
Isn’t there a lot of salt?
Indian pickled vegetables are meant to be salty. They are after all a condiment for many different things, from papadums to dosas.
Although I could quite happily snack on this one all day on its own, it should really be eaten with something else. Rice is nice stirred into it.
No need to add salt to the rice when you try this popular mixed pickle!
So don’t be turned off by the amount of salt used.
Yes, there is a lot but this is meant to be served with things that don’t have a lot of salt in them. It is used instead of adding salt.
The salt and oil also help preserve the pickle.
Personally, I think this tarka makes it. You won’t believe how much flavour it adds.
Just a few spices and herbs and voila! You ave a masterpiece.
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