Carrot and Chilli Pickle

Fresh carrot and chilli pickle is so easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment to any indian meal. It is a condiment you will always find in my fridge. Sometimes I eat it with a paratha as a meal as it is so tasty.

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I have prepared my fresh crunchy pickle and stored them in preserving jars, kindly sent to me by Ball UK. These are beautiful jars and I was excited to fill them up with some of my “must have in the fridge” pickle.

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons crushed mustard seeds
  • 4 green chillies, sliced and de-seeded
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Equipment:

  • 2 Preserving jars. I used Balls 240 ml jelly preserving jars with lids and bands.
  • 1 large bowl

Method:

  1. Prepare the preserving jars using the water bath canning method. This involves heating the jars until they are ready to use. You can also wash them in a dishwasher.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well. Taste the carrots and if needed, add more sugar.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  3. Now fill each jar with the mixture.
  4. The jars will store the pickle for a week in the fridge.

The best thing about these jars are they have so many uses. Keep an eye out for some more recipes on my blog coming up with them. For more information, visit: http://www.freshpreservinguk.co.uk

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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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