How to make Gajar, Gobhi aur Shalgam ka Achar -

Traditional Punjabi pickle made with carrots, cauliflower and turnips

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (gajar), Cauliflower (gobhi)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Gajar, Gobhi aur Shalgam ka Achar

Gajar, Gobhi aur Shalgam ka Achar Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 3-Above

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Gajar, Gobhi aur Shalgam ka Achar Recipe

  • Carrots (gajar) peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 500 grams

  • Cauliflower (gobhi) separated into medium sized florets 500 grams

  • Turnips (shalgam) peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 500 grams

  • Cumin seeds 3/4 cup

  • Cloves 12-15

  • Black cardamoms 4

  • Cinnamon 3 one-inch Stick

  • Jaggery grated 1 cup

  • Malt vinegar 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard oil 3/4 cup

  • Ginger grated coarsely 6 tablespoons

  • Garlic grated coarsely 4 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Mustard powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt 1 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

To make garam masala powder, dry roast cumin seeds, cloves, black cardamoms and cinnamon in a non-stick pan on low heat till fragrant. Cool and grind to a powder.

Step 2

Place jaggery in a bowl, add vinegar and mix.

Step 3

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick wok till it begins to smoke. Add grated ginger, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add garlic, mix and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and continue to saute till the raw smells disappear.

Step 4

Add the jaggery-vinegar mixture, mix well and cook till jaggery dissolves.

Step 5

Add the garam masala powder, mustard powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Step 6

Add all the vegetables, little by little, and keep mixing after each addition till all the vegetables are well coated with the masala. Switch off the heat.

Step 7

Cool it completely and store in sterilized bottles. The pickle will be ready to use after 3-4 days.

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