Probiotic Mix Vegetable pickle – A seasonal pickle made of mixed vegetables and roots with a tangy twist of cracked mustard.
Probiotic Mix vegetable pickle is a tangy delicious and healthy pickle. I learned this recipe from a friend many years back . Since then this is the most favorite pickle of my family. My son who usually don’t like to eat pickles just loves this pickle with everything.
You can adjust the spices and vegetables to suit your taste and preference. A lot of vegetables can be added in this pickle but you can choose your favorite ones to add.
What else can be added in this pickle-
Blanched cauliflower, boiled sweet potato. boiled sliced lotus stem , overnight soaked and sliced dry dates can be added in this pickle .You can also add these veggies along with potato, carrot ,yam, brinjal and green chilies.
Very few basic spices are needed to make this pickle. Salt ,turmeric ,chili powder and asafoetida are always available in Indian kitchens,. Rai kuria/ split husked mustard seeds are also needed to make this . If rai kuria is not available then you can grind black mustard used in pickles and add in this pickle.
How to make Mix Vegetable Pickle-
This pickle is very easy and quick to make .You just have to boil the vegetables and chop into big pieces. Grind rai kuria and make a coarse powder. Carrot is the only vegetable which is added raw. Add all the spices in the vegetables and then add mustard oil and water. The ratio of oil and water is almost same and Oil little more then water.
Mix and cover and keep aside the pickle at room temperature for minimum 3 days in summer and for a week in winters. It will ferment naturally and become sour. The probiotic nature of this pickle makes it healthy and good for gut and digestion.
You can serve this as a pickle as well as a sabzi with roti , paratha ,khichdi daal chawal etc. It goes well with almost everything.
After a week keep it refrigerated for a long shelf life. This pickle stays very well for minimum 1.5- 2 months in the refrigerator.
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Probiotic Mix Vegetable Winter Pickle / Aloo gajar ka khatta Achar
- 5 medium Potatoes / Aloo medium
- 2 Carrots / Gajar
- 300 Brinjals / Baingan
- 8 Dry dates /khaarik
- 1 Lotus Stem/ Kamal kakdi
- 2.5 tbsp Jaggary / Gud *
- 5 tbsp Mustard Seeds / Rai kuria
- 2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
- 3 tbsp Salt / Namak
- 2 tbsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
- 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
- 1.5 tbsp Kashmiri Chili powder
- 1.5 cup Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
- 1.5 cup Water / Paani
- Boil, peel and chop potatoes in big pieces.
- Chop brinjal in big pieces and boil brinjal, but do not overcook.
- Scrape, slice and pressure cook the lotus stems.
- peel and chop carrot into thin slices
- Soak dry dates overnight and then remove the seeds and make thin slices.
- Heat oil and then let it come down to room temperature.
- Boil 1 cup water and let it cool down.
- Take all vegetables in a big bowl, add all the spices and jaggery and mix well.
- Now add oil and mix, then add water and mix every thing well
- Apply pressure lightly with your hand on the mix, so that oil and water mixture comes over the vegetables.
- Let it pickle for 4 days. Keep mixing in between.
- After 4 days your pickle is ready to eat.
- This pickle can be kept out side for about 2 weeks and then should be kept refrigerated, else it may become too sour
*You may use any vegetable oil for this pickle, but I personally prefer to use mustard oil for this pickle.
*-Rai kuria is Split and peeled mustard seeds(yellow in colour), If rai kuria is not available then grind black mustard seeds/rai and use(there is slight change in colour but the taste remains the same)
Serving suggestions – Serve with almost anything, and is a great travel food.
Rhishikesh Gaikwad says
Wow superr!! thanks for sharing.. ?
Anjana Chaturvedi says
Reshmy Kurian says
if we do not add water to this, will it last longer?
Anjana Chaturvedi says
Hi Anjana I have just discovered Indian cooking (I am not Indian) and particularly your exciting website. I have just made the above and after four days tried it. It feels a bit bubbly on my tongue and very very salty. Should it be like this? I did however enjoy the taste!
Anjana Chaturvedi says
Hi Margaretha – it should definitely feel bubbly as it is a fermented pickle, so the probiotics build up. But it shouldn’t get salty. Had you refrigerated it? It has to kept refrigerated the moment it starts fermenting.
Meera Seth says
Anjana ji, I have a unique situation. Brinjal and Lotus root are not consumed here due to allergy reasons. If I use just carrots and potatoes I maynot get the taste. What can I replace those 2 with please? Give me some options, please./
You can use boiled yam/ suran , blanched cauliflower, boiled sweet potatoes in the pickle
Sounds nice. Let me try. Thank you for taking time to respond to my query.
Aparna Datt says
very unique recipe indeed. Few doubts red carrots or orange carrots , what variety of brinjal and how should we cut it ?
you can use any carrot and Brinjal easily available ,cut carrot in batons and brinjal in big size cubes.
@ Anonumous-The potatoes and brinjals are boiled,I have mentioned it in the recipe.
Nice recipe. Does the potato remain raw or is it cooked?
Thanks for sharing unique recipes on your blog. Can you please tell if the potato remains raw in the pickle or is boiled along with the brinjal?
@Asha-no jaggary will not make it sweet ,it just balance the sourness.try this pickle and you will surely love this,but remember to try it in winter only as the pickle is water based
Hi I have been silently following your blog, was looking for pickles recipe and came across this recipe, just have one query if you can kindly help me, doesn't,t adding jaggery makes the pickle sweet? Thanks. Asha.
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Deeps @ Naughty Curry says
looks so pretty & colourful.. the lotus stem gives it a new touch
Great recipe.Thanks for sharing such a yummy one with us.
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An instant version of the popular North Indian Potato and mixed vegetable pickle. Thanks
Hi, my first visit here, nice place and great dishes, always liked to try out this pickle and also to try cooking with lotus root, happy I found your space and following U, do stop by my place sometime..
Poonam Borkar says
very colorful and delicious pickle..
Colorful mouthwatering pickel…
Looks so delicious..
very well prepared……clicks r so attractive….superb
That's a tongue tickling pickle.
Vimitha Anand says
Mouthwatering delicious pickle
Kalpana Sareesh says
Bookmakred i was looking for this recipe.. too yumm it looks..
Sobha Shyam says
pickle looks yum n nice..
Vegetarian Surprises says
Reshmi Mahesh says
Delicious and flavorful pickle..
Hamaree Rasoi says
Awesome looking preparation. Lovely dish.
Mmmm….flavorful & packed full of goodies..;)
I would love to give this a try..It looks awesome..Bookmarked it Dear..
Yummy delicious lipsmacking one..
Am a big fan of this north Indian pickle! Looks delicious! 😛