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3.43 from 7 votes

kamrakh ka achar

A quick and easy seasonal winter pickle made with star fruit and few Indian spices.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Pickles/Achar
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: kamrakh achar, pickle, starfruit
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 6 Kamrakh/star fruit 225 GMS
  • 6 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
  • 3 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
  • 1 tsp Split Mustard seeds/Rai kuria
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida / Hing powder


  • Wash kamrakh and then wipe with a cloth napkin.
  • Slice into roundels,cubes or long slices as per your preference.
  • Dry roast fennel ,mustard and fenugreek seeds and grind to make a coarse powder.
  • Add all the spices in the sliced kamrakh and fill in a glass jar.
  • Keep it covered for a day.
  • Next day heat mustard oil in a pan til it start to smoke then let it come to room temperature.
  • Now pour this oil in the pickle jar and keep it in sunlight for 3-4 days and start using after that.
  • If you are making a big batch of the pickle then make sure to cover the pickle with oil till top layer.