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Gajar nu Athanu (Indian Pickled Carrots) --- Gujarati Food

Updated: May 3, 2021

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.

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