Carrot – Dates Pickle


1/2 kg carrots
10 dates, pitted
2 tbsp ginger, sliced
2 tbsp garlic, sliced
3-4 green chillies, cut into rounds
3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pickle powder (optional)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
salt to taste


  1. In a small pan, lightly dry roast 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds and then powder them. Keep it aside.
  2. Grind together 2 carrots and dates using vinegar and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl, add remaining thinly sliced carrots, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  4. Add ground carrot-dates mixture, chilli powder, sugar, pickle powder, mustard- fenugreek powder and salt to this and mix well.
  5. Add more vinegar if required. Don’t add water…Check seasoning and adjust to your taste…
  6. Store in an air tight glass container/ bottle and keep refrigerated..

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