Sunday, 10 October 2010

Oil Free Carrots and Chilli Pickle with Split Mustard Seeds !

Joy of Cooking !
Not sure in other countries, but in UK if there is any occasion...either you  cater or prepare meal yourself, you'll see this very very tasty and colourful pickle in your full thali...Normally I've seen this made in oil ... I've made this one with a few changes to make it more healthier...I am not too keen on oily pickles...whenever I feel like it, I make this goes well with any type of curry or daal...

Earliest reference to mustard in India is from the story of Buddha in 5th century BCE. Gautama Buddha told the story of the grieving mother (Kisa Gotami) and the mustard seed. When a mother loses her only son, she takes his body to the Buddha to find a cure. The Buddha asks her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a family that has never lost a child, husband, parent or friend. When the mother is unable to find such a house in her village, she realizes that death is common to all, and she cannot be selfish in her grief.[1] The Buddha also stated that if an individual were to pick a single mustard seed,every hundred years from a 7mile cube worth of mustard seeds, then by the time the last seed is picked, the age of the world cycle would still continue.If a mustard seed is 3mm in diameter, then taking one seed every 100 years from a 7mile cube of seeds, takes 0.936 sextillion years! (i.e. 68 billion times the Age of the Universe)[2]

The French have used mustard seeds as a spice since 800 AD, and it was amongst spices taken by the Spanish on explorations throughout the fifteenth century.

In the Quran, Allah states that the scales of justice will be established on the Day of Judgement, and no soul will suffer the least injustice. Even the equivalent of a mustard seed will be accounted for because God is the most efficient reckoner.[3]

Jewish texts compare the knowable universe to the size of a mustard seed to demonstrate the world's insignificance and to teach humility.[citation needed] The great Jewish philosopher, Nahmanides, mentions that the universe expanded from the time of its creation, in which it was the size of a mustard seed.[citation needed]

In the Christian New Testament, the mustard seed is used by Jesus in the parable of the Mustard Seed as a model for the kingdom of God which initially starts small but grows to be the biggest of all garden plants. Faith is also spoken about in the context of a mustard seed.[4][5][6][7][8] (Source : Wikipedia )

You will need :-
  • 1 cup  Julienne slice Carrots
  • 1/4 cup Julienne slice Fresh Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Split Mustard seeds ( in Gujarati - Rai na Kuria )
Method : -
Mix everything except split Mustard seeds..and leave it for 8-10 hours. Now take out the water from it.. After that add mustard seeds , mix well and leave it for about an hour or so...Ready to serve with your meal...Enjoy...! Keep in fridge and use within 1-2 days..

This pickle goes to Nivedita's event Complete My Thali - Pickle started by Myself...


  1. Quick & spicy pickle.. nice click dear..

  2. Very new kind of pickle with no oil.. really healthy.. sure to try..

  3. religious views on mustard seeds knowledgeable
    lovely post

  4. Nice pickle without any oil.Love it.

  5. I think any pickle,when mustard is added, it gives a fresh and a tangy taste to the pickle itself. This is new to me,loved it.Click is amazing.

  6. this is a unique kind of pickle for me; looks delicious and super simple!

  7. interesting pickle with no oil!!

  8. its so beautiful looking...yummy and healthy!!...I need to look for split mustard seeds...I haven't noticed them before!

  9. Wow.. very simple and looks very colorful dear...

  10. very yummy and easy pickle. pictures look gorgeous with vibrant colurs

  11. Very catchy and colourful pickle..

  12. Colorful and healthy pickle. Lovely clicks.

  13. Looks yummy and sounds very easy also

  14. very very interesting information on mustard seeds in all religions and off course pickle itself too.

  15. This pickle looks very appetizing! Interesting...I did not know there is split mustard seeds. Have to keep a look out for it.

  16. I am crazyyyyyy abt pickles, and this pickle looks ummmmmmm, love it. BTW sorry to miss chutney event :((


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