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gobhi shaljam gajar achaar

Gobhi Shalgam Gajar Achaar | Winter Pickle of Fresh Vegetables

This is a delicious sweet sour recipe of gobhi shalgam gajar ka achaar. This pickle is commonly made in winter and is relished with any meal.
Course Pickle | Side
Cuisine North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword gobhi shalgam gajar achaar, winter pickle
recipe winter pickle
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Drying time 2 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 123kcal


  • 500 gm. cauliflower florets
  • 500 gm. turnip
  • 750. gm. red carrots
  • 3 tbsp. ginger finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tsp. mustard seeds powdered
  • 1 tsp. saunf fennel seeds powdered
  • ½ tsp. fenugreek seeds powdered
  • 3 tbsp. Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. asafetida
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • ½ cup grated jaggery
  • 200 ml. vinegar
  • ½ cup mustard oil


  • Cut and clean cauliflower florets, turnips and carrots into big batons. Blanch them in hot water for about 5 minutes. Strain and dry on a muslin cloth under fan for about 2-3 hours till the veggies are dry.
  • To prepare the pickle, heat oil in a big pan. Add in the chopped ginger and garlic and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Now add the mustard seeds powder, fennel powder, fenugreek seeds powder, garam masala powder, asafetida, chilli powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Now add vinegar to grated jaggery and mix well till you get a slurry and the jaggery has dissolved. Add this mix to the hot spice mix and stir well till everything is well mixed.
  • Add the blanched vegetables and mix well. Let the pickle cool down and bottle into clean jars. You can keep it outside and consume right away or after 2-3 days.
  • If you want to store it for more than a few days, you can keep it in the refrigerator so that it does not spoil.
  • Your khatta meetha gobhi shalgam gajar ka achaar is ready to consume. Have it with your meals.


  1. You can add other seasonal veggies like sem or string beans and even peas.
  2. Make sure that your veggies are completely dry so that they don’t spoil for longer.
  3. You can skip chilli powder if you prefer no spice.
  4. Making fresh garam masala makes the pickle tastier.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7495IU | Vitamin C: 22.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg