Saturday, November 22, 2008




Cauliflower ---------------1 medium sized

Carrots-------------------4 long (optional)

Mustard seeds------------1-1/2 tsp+1/2 tsp

Urad dal------------------1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds----------1 tsp

Chilly powder-------------1/4 to 1/2 cup(depending on the spiciness u prefer)

Garlic---------------------4 pods

Cumin seeds--------------1 tsp+1/2 tsp

Lemon Juice--------------from 3 big juicy ones - adjust accordingly

Oil------------------------1/4 cup

Salt-----------------------As required


1.Wash & cut cauliflower into small florets and carrots (optional) into 1 inch long pieces and let them air dry on a paper towel or on a dry cloth.

2.Leave them for about an hour aside to let them dry.

3.Dry fry Mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,1tsp cumin seeds and grind them into powder.

4.Take chilli powder in bowl and pour hot oil & mix them.The temperature of the oil should make the chilli powder fry on its own. (U'll hear the BUSSS sound).

5.Once its mixed well, add the above ground powder, fresh grounded garlic, and florets.

6.To this mixture, add salt & lemon juice.Fry 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1/2 tsp mustard seeds,urad dal in 1tsp of oil till nice brown and transfer to the mixture.Mix well.

7.Let it stand outside for 2 days till the florets are seasoned well and cauliflower,carrots are slight crunchy.

8.Later refrigerate it. It will last for about a month.Serve with rice/any bfast.

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DEESHA said...

wow .. I have always loved this instant version

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very nice.. never made pickle at home..this seems easy.

Suma Rajesh said...

love ur pachadi...its mouthwatering and perfect..

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks fabulous.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, just simple and a quick fix for breakfast... Lovely pachadi...

Uma said...

this is a different pachadi. looks easy and delicious.

anudivya said...

Pickle with cauliflower? Hmmm.. curious, how did it taste?
Looks good.

sowmya said...

pachadi looks yumm..nice picture..

Usha said...

Never tried making pickle with cauliflower, looks delicious.

Curry Leaf said...

Nice to know you make pickle type dishes.Looks spicy and mouthwatering

Ramya said...

Never knew about this before. Looks lovely and mouthwatering.

Priya said...

Very nice...looks really spicy n delicious, love the instant version..

Anonymous said...

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