Fresh mango & Carrot Achar/Pickle

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A quick and easy-to-make pickle that tastes great with rice dishes, daal or even with bread/parathas.

mangos, peeled and cut into thick strips
(the ones that are not completely raw inside, but not completely ripe either...more a light yellow on the inside, green peel)
medium carrots, peeled and cut into thick strips
green chillies, just make an incision in each one for the chili flavor to come out whilst cooking
a few
curry leaves/limro
1/2 tsp
mustard seeds/rai
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
tomato paste
1 tbsp
achar/pickle masala
(it's sold in most Asian/Desi shops, kind of yellow/brownish/reddish dry aromatic spices)
1 tbsp
1-2 tsp
(or as needed)
1 tsp
chilli powder
2-3 tbsp

Heat the oil in a small pan, and then add your mustard seeds. When they start to sputter, add your garlic and limro leaves, followed by the carrots. Stir fry the carrots for at least 8 mins until they start to soften (you can add a bit of water if you feel they are getting stuck). Sprinkle some salt to help further the softening of the carrots, then add the tomato paste and stir fry for a little longer. Add 2 of the green chillies at this point as well and a small sprinkle of the achar masala. Once the carrots are about three-quarters done, add the mango pieces, turmeric, chilli powder and the sugar. Stir fry for a few mins then add water to fully cook the carrots and mangos. Finally add the remaining green chillies and the rest of the achar masala. Cook for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust for salt/sugar/chilli. Switch off when you're happy with the result!! :)


please may i kno wat are MUSTARD SEEDs

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Mustard seeds are also known as rai.

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Salaam, I am a great fan of your website, from the day i saw your site have not visisted any other websites for getting new reciepies. Very good work done. I am from Tanzania and we love the type of food you make!

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W/Salaam, use them whole not in powder form.

A.a.n thanx 4 ur great recipes,i bought achar masala bt it was in small grains kind of brown n yellowish,so should i grind it into powder or use it whole?

salaams,what do u mean by tomato paste? is it the tomato tin chopped and blended thats used for cooking?

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W/Salaam, it is the concentrated tomato used in cooking, comes in a paste-like form.

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Asante sana, jazakallah and my best regards to your wife for trying out my recipes. I am happy to know that you are enjoying all the new food she is preparing alhamdulillah. Yes my husband is indeed a lucky man! :)

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hi what can i use pickle masala for subtitute

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Hi, am not sure what ingredients are normally put in the pickle masala but if you have any achar masala mixture you can use that.