A sneak peak into my kitchen for making pickles. Here is another easy version I learnt from my mom.One of the yummiest pickle i have ever had.Love these yummy crunchy bites.
You can make many variations using different veggies.This is quick and can be made in small quantities without any hassle.
Recipe for Bittergourd & Bell Pepper Pickle/ Karela aur Shimla Mirch Ka Aachar
2 Karelas / Bittergourd slit
1 carrot slit lengthwise
1 Green Bell Pepper / Shimla Mirch cut into cubes
1 Red chilli cut lengthwise
1/2 tsp Haldi / Turmeric
3 tsp Kuti lal mirch powder/ Coarsely ground red chilli powder
Juice of 2 lemons
1 Tsp Rai /Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Hing
3/4 Tsp Methi seeds Fenugreek roasted and powdered
Cut the vegetables as mentioned above.Heat 2 to 3 tbsp of oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds.Once they splutter add hing ,haldi and powdered methi. Add all the veggies and saute for 7 to 8 mins.Add chilli powder and salt to taste and mix well.Switch off the flame after 5 mins.Add lemon juice and mix well.
Store it in a air tight container.
Lasts for about a week if kept outside. You can store it in a refrigerator to increase shelf life.