palak paneer and pickled carrots

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recipe: Indian-style Same-Day Pickled Carrots and Onions

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palak paneerI have been ferreting through our photos, absolutely certain that we have already taken pictures of T making palak paneer. Can I find any? Not one.

Goodness how sad, I guess we’ll have to have palak paneer again. :-)

I did, however, find a few photos I took when I made simple carrot and onion pickle to go with one of our rogan josh feasts.

pickled carrots This pickle really couldn’t be easier to make. And its refreshing crunch is the perfect accompaniment to counteract the richness of palak paneer or rogan josh or butter chicken. And it’s perfect with channa masala. (Remind me to badger T about making channa masala again. I neeeeeed channa masala.)

These pickles are best made in the morning to be eaten that evening.

Here’s how to make them:

Indian-style Same-Day Pickled Carrots and Onions

  • carrots
  • onions
  • whole green chilies (optional)
  • cumin seeds
  • brown mustard seeds
  • salt
  • white vinegar
  1. On the morning of the day the pickles will be served, julienne carrots and thinly slice onions (add a couple of whole green chilies too, if desired) and put them into a plastic bag.
  2. Toast cumin seeds in a dry pan – just til they are fragrant. Allow them to cool and then add the cumin seeds along with brown mustard seeds, salt and white vinegar to the carrots and onions. Close the bag tightly and refrigerate til dinner time.

Serve cold or at room temperature with Indian food.