The Green Chutney

Carrot and Jalapeno Pickle-Achar Gajar and Hari Mirch

October 2, 2013 by Mimi in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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This dish is a Condiment. You can make it hotter if you like. Basically this is a spicy and hot item. Serve with Rice dish or Naan., or any other bread with your meal.  Served very little-like a spoon or less until you can handle the taste.

Easy to make and store in the Refrigerator. Just like any Pickle-preserve, you will need to use Oil.

For this Condiment / Pickle (  Indian ), you will need to buy a Pickle Masala Mix. This is available in Indian Market.  This masala comes in a plastic packet and,  is red in color -it’s main ingredients  are: chili powder,Course ground fenugreek , salt, and oil. A little asafoetida powder is added for flavor. I do not use it. asafoetida has a very pungent flavor-my family does not like it.

It would be a good idea to just taste a little -tiny bit- so you know the how hot it is and how hot you want to make your pickle.

I do not use sugar but just a bit of Agave nectar. I also use fennel Seeds-this gives a great flavor. You can use whole Cumin if you do not like Fennel.

I use two long carrots and about 10 Jalapeno peppers.

How to cut peppers for this pickle:

Remove the hard end of the peppers, cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds-do npt touch the chilies-us knife to remove seeds.

This is enough for one large Mason Jar. There are two photos-one with Peanuts and one without.


  • 2 to 3 large-10 to 12 inches long of Carrots, remove skin, cut in half lengthwise then slice about 1/8 inch thick. Keep in water.
  • 5 Firm green of Jalapeno peppers-if you do not want to use them, you can use other such as Amaheim chilies or Pablano peppers- as well but they must be thick-small chilies not recomended. remove the hard end of the end.
  • 1/4 cup or less of Pickle masala.
  • 1/4cup of Oil- I use Grape Seed or Vegetable oil
  • 2 Table spoon of Raw- preferred- Peanuts-optional
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Fennel Seeds-Optional
  • 2 Table spoons of Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of Applecider or Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Agave Nectar
  • 1 Teaspoon or slightly less of Sea salt-preferred.


  • Cut Chilies and Carrots wash and put them in a large mixing bowl.

  • Add Pickle Masala, Salt Vinegar and Agave Nectar.

  • Put a small Non stick skillet on stove, turn on heat, add Oil. Within a minute,add peanuts, wait till peanuts start bubbling,or turn color, turn off the heat or take the Skillet off the heat. and add sesame and Fennel seeds.

  • Pour the hot oil mixture over the Carrot and Peppers, let it sit for a minute and then mix with a Stainless steel spoon.

  • Wait till the Pickle is cold, then store in a jar-keep in refrigerator.

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