Gajar To Amla: 6 Types Of Instant Winter Pickles To Try

We are at the end of October, and winter has arrived. With blankets and woollen clothes, the people of India are getting ready to enjoy the chilly season. Winter brings a lot of warm and hearty delights for us, like gajar ka halwa, gond ke laddoo, kahwa, sarson ka saag, til chikki, and thukpa. It is also the time to relish seasonal produce like apples, cauliflowers, cabbages, radishes, and spinach.

We usually crave cozy and comforting foods during this season, but Indians never compromise on taste. It is a ritual in our country to pair our meals with condiments like chutneys and pickles to boost the flavour of the food. So, why not try some winter pickles this season? Made with flavourful spices and seasonal vegetables, they are delicious.

Here are six types of pickles you can enjoy during winter:

Gajar Ka Achaar

Carrots are our favourite winter vegetable due to the classic gajar ka halwa. But there is another reason to love this seasonal produce. This vegetable can be used to make achaar. Packed with sweet and tangy flavours, carrot pickles go well with every meal. You can serve it with chawal-dal, roti, puri-chole, and so on. Carrot pickles can stay fresh for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Amla Ka Achaar

If you love spicy pickles, then try this amla ka achaar. It has a tangy flavour and is packed with spiciness. Made with Indian gooseberry, oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and red chilli powder, it can be prepared within half an hour. You can store this pickle for up to a month in the refrigerator, and it goes well with chawal-dal, curd rice, parathas, etc.

Mooli Ka Achaar

This is another winter delight for spice lovers. Made with thickly sliced radish and green chillies, it gives a zing to every meal. Mooli ka achaar is seasoned with fennel seeds, red chilli powder, lemon juice, cumin, kalonji, asafoetida, and dry mango powder. You can store it for up to one month in the refrigerator. Mooli ka achaar can be served with parathas, roti, and chawal dal.

Gobi-Shalgam Ka Achaar

This winter pickle belongs to the land of Punjab. Made with lots of spices, jaggery, salt, vinegar, cauliflower, turnips, and mustard oil, it goes well with every savoury dish, including chawal-dal and parathas. You can also add carrots to the recipe. This achaar can be stored for up to 15 days in the refrigerator. Other vegetables, like carrots and radishes, can also become part of this recipe.

Adrak Ka Achaar

Ginger is a saviour during the winter. We add it to our teas and kadhas for warmth and to stay safe from the chilly weather and seasonal illnesses. So, why not try some flavourful adrak ka achaar this time? Prepared with only five ingredients, namely ginger, green chilli, lemon, salt, and vinegar, it is one of the easiest pickle recipes. Its shelf life is up to 15 days when stored in the refrigerator. This ginger pickle goes well with chawal-dal, parathas, and puri-chole.

Chukandar ka Achaar

This healthy and crunchy pickle is very simple to make and can be relished with any meal, be it stuffed parathas, rice, or dal-roti. To prepare beetroot pickles, all you need is chopped and boiled beetroot, salt, curry leaves, oil, ginger-garlic vinegar, salt, and spices like chilli powder and mustard seeds. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.