Updated: May 3
Gajar nu Athanu (Indian Pickled Carrots)
By Milk and Cardamom
A tangy and spicy Indian pickled carrot recipe made with split mustard seeds! This Gajar nu Athanu recipe simple, quick and easy! Makes 1 quart.
6-8 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch matchsticks (4 cups)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp rai na kuria (split mustard seeds)
1 tsp salt, divided
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1. Toss carrot sticks, turmeric and 1/2 tsp of salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside for 1-2 hours so that the carrots release some liquid.
2. Dry the carrot sticks on 3 layers of paper towels overnight.
3. Toss the dried carrots with rai na kuria, 1/2 tsp salt, vegetable oil, lime juice, and red chili powder. Taste for seasoning and adjust the salt or lime juice to your taste.
4. Place the carrot sticks into a jar and then close. Give it a gentle shake and refrigerate overnight. They will stay in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.