Monday, May 26, 2014

Khadeko Mulako Achar (Pickled Radish) Recipe: No cooking required!!

Another authentic recipe from Nepali cuisine! Almost every Nepali around the globe is familiar with this dish because it is so popular in Nepal. I remember my mother pickling radishes and other vegetables often. It used to be delicious!! Since, I do not get to visit home whenever I want and customs do not allow me to bring achar inside the United States, I had to learn to make one. Good thing is we get radishes here and this recipe is super easy to prepare. People have different ways to make this recipe and below is the way I prefer :) Also, if you want something that can be eaten right away. Click here for Radish Peas Salad (Pickle) Recipe.

Super Good >:D<

Prep time: 1hrs 15mins Cook time: 0min(s) Total time: 1hrs 15mins 

Things you will need:
  1. Radishes (2, large, thickly sliced. Refer to the picture to get an overview)
  2. Serrano Pepper/Green Chilies (9-11, sliced in half)
  3. Raw black Mustard Powder (1/2 cup)
  4. Turmeric powder (1/2 table spoon)
  5. Salt (According to taste)
  6. Red Chili Powder (2 table spoons)
  7. Oil (1 cup)
  • On sliced radishes, add around 3 table spoons of salt. Mix well and leave it aside for an hour.
  • After an hour, you will see excess water coming out from the mixture. Throw away the excess water.
  • Add little (around 1/2 table spoon ) salt, this time. Also add all of the remaining ingredients mentioned above.
  • Mix well and start bottling. The mixture in the bottle should fit tightly. There should not be any gap. Therefore, press hard as you put the mixture inside the bottle.
  •  Once bottling part is done, put the bottle outside in the sun or wherever in the kitchen for 2 weeks. I just left it on my dining table.
  • Refrigerate it for 1-2 days before you actually eat. I use this technique because these kind of pickle can get overly sour if just let outside. Refrigerating the pickle makes the taste fresh as well as sourness is maintained at the optimum level. Also, this technique is good for those who have throat issues. 
  • Khadeko Mula ko Achar is ready to eat. Enjoy with your regular meal :)