Gajar Ka Achar

Gajar ka Achar recipe or carrot pickles are a recipe from the pickles family that have been popular for centuries and has been made in every household in the Indian subcontinent. The dish is so popular that it is used as an everyday side dish in Pakistani homes. Without it, many dishes seem incomplete. Additionally, we have all seen our grandmother prepare a delicious, mouth-watering and tangy jar of pickles every once in a while. However, for many it can be a long past dream to learn it from the best so, here is a traditional Gajar ka Achar recipe that will tickle your taste buds and will make you want to eat more. This lip-smacking pickle dish has been the delight for many mouths due to the nutritious and delicious ingredients present in it, such as carrots, Jaggery, vinegar, dry fruits and a melange of spices that make it super delicious to eat. You can serve Gajar ka Achar recipe with any main dish during regular dinners, parties, celebrations, etc.

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1/2 kg Carrot
4 tbsp Mustard seeds ground
3 tbsp Crushed red pepper
to taste Salt
1 bottle Vinegar
2 tbsp Jaggery
1 tbsp Turmeric
6 to 7 glass Water
How to make Gajar Ka Achar


In a pan boil ½ kg carrots cut into slices till little tender. Remove from water, marinate with 2 tbsp ground mustard seeds, 1 tbsp crushed red pepper, 1 tsp turmeric and salt to taste.

Boil 6 to 7 glasses of water with 2 tbsp jaggery, 2 tbsp ground mustard seeds, 1
tbsp crushed red pepper, 1 tsp turmeric, salt to taste and 1 bottle of vinegar.

Now keep the boiled water and marinated carrots in sun light for 2 days.

Now mix both and keep in jar, don’t mix with a wet spoon, use after 3 days.
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  • Laiba khan,

Good recipe. You have to be very careful about how you slice your carrots and other veggies versus how long you marinate them in the vinegar mixture.

  • Tazeen, Faisalabad

I made the same Gajar ka achar with his recipe and just added lemon into it. it was delicious and I was really appreciated by everyone.

  • Gul, Toba

I just love the tangy flavor of gajar ka achaar. Love to have it with daal chawal always. This achaar is way better than those available in the market. I always follow this recipe.

  • Hooriya, Karachi

Usually I can bring this gajar ka achar from the market but now I can make it at home by the following this recipe that mention here step by step

  • sonia, panjab