Winter Diet: 7 Tempting Winter-Special Achar Recipes

Winter Diet: 7 Tempting Winter-Special Achar Recipes

Winter special achar recipes: It is rightly said that winter is all about seasonal delicacies; the bouts of winter urge take over us as soon as we see the steaming hot mooli ke parathe and the delicious sarso ka saag, right? Another winter product that manages to make us all nostalgic is achar. Many of us have childhood memories of soaking up the winter sun while our daadis and naanis cared for their countless aachar ke dabbe. The smell of these tempting pickles used to cover the whole house in minutes! So great is our love for these winter special achars that just the thought of the spicy and sour mooli, adrak and gaajar ka achar is enough to make us drool! Now that winter is finally here, we thought, why not put together a list of grandma-approved winter achar that you can pair with your winter delicacies.


Winters require spicy and tempting achars

Winter Diet: Here are 7 winter-special Achar recipes to try:

1. Gajar achar:

There is no match for the fresh and crispy carrots found in the winters, they are just the right amount of juicy and sweet to make the best pickles. Cut into medium-sized chunks and mix with mustard seeds, chili powder and mustard oil. Store in an airtight container and the acharen should be ready in about 10 days. Click here for the recipe.

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2. Fill Mirchi ka achar:

We tend to demand more spicy and warm flavors as the days get colder. This easy Mirchi ka achar is the perfect addition of warmth and flavor to a simple winter lunch. Cut chili in half and fill with masala; store them in an airtight container with a little mustard oil. The tasteful stuffed Mirchi ka achar will be ready to enjoy in 6-7 days. Click here for the recipe


Green chili pickle is spicy and delicious

3. Onion-garlic achar:

Onions are found all year round, but there is something about this tasteful garlic achar that makes it a must-have for the winter. Saute onion and garlic together with the prepared masala. Boil in vinegar so that each piece is soaked in tanginess, cool before storing in an airtight container. You can enjoy this achar right away. Click here for the recipe.

4. Gobhi shalgam achaar:

No waiting to ingest this delicacy, cook the vegetables and you can dig right away. Obviously, it gets better with time, the more you store this, the more flavors will penetrate the gobhi and shalgam, but it’s just as good right then. Both vinegar and jaggery are used to flavor this achaar, making it the perfect lip-tasting side with roti, paratha, rice. Click here for the recipe.


Gobhi shalgam achar is easy to make

5. Adrak ka achaar:

An instant ginger achaar, you can make it in a small amount or a large portion to store for longer. With just four main ingredients – ginger, lemon, green chilies and salt, you can cook this achar in under 15 minutes. Here is the recipe.

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6. Citron achar:

A pickled pickle that will taste good with both rice and roti. The use of roasted and ground mustard seeds in this recipe adds an extra burst of flavor. Cut lemon pieces and mix with fenugreek, dried chili powder mixture, temper with hot oil and store in an airtight container. You can take the acharen already after 2-3 days. Click here for the recipe.


Lemon jam is delicious

7. Mili Juli Sabjo Ka Achaar:

Winters are the time for seasonal delicacies. The winter vegetables like mooli, carrots, gobhi are the freshest at this time of year. Gather all your extra vegetables in the fridge and make this mixed vegetable that will keep you going for next winter. Spicy and sweet, you can pair this delicious achar with almost anything. Click here for the recipe.

There you have it, 7 classic winter achars to add flavor and variety to your winter diet. Which one do you try first? Tell us in the comments below.


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