3 cups water 230gms carrots (scraped and cut into 2"long sticks) 11/2 tbsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/8 th tsp each ground mace, cloves and cardamom 2tsp salt 1/4 th cup shredded jaggery (gur) 1/3rd cup mustard oil
How to make Carrot Pickle (Gaajar Ka Achar) :
Boil the water in 2-litre saucepan. Add carrots and blanch for a minute.
Drain the water and then spread carrots on a clean cloth and sundry (or spread them on a towel lined cookie tray and air dry in an oven (200-degree Fahrenheit) for an hour).
In a bowl mix the mace, cloves, cardamom, salt and jaggery.
Add the carrots and toss to mix. Transfer to a sterilized glass jar.
Pour the mustard oil into a small saucepan and place it over a moderate heat. As soon as oil begins to smoke remove it from the heat and cool it for 4 minutes, then pour it into the jar and cover it with a clean cloth.
Set the jar in sunlight for 13-14 days, bringing it indoor evrynight. Shake the jar two or three times daily.