Gajar Lagan Nu Achar
|Carrots||2 Kilogram, washed, skinned and coarsely grated|
|Malt vinegar||1 1⁄2 Bottle (1.5 l)|
|Coarsely chopped||1 Tablespoon|
|Seedless dates||250 Gram|
|Dried apricots||200 Gram|
|Dried figs||200 Gram|
|Black currants||100 Gram (Deseeded)|
|Sliced ginger||4 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||4 Tablespoon, finely chopped|
|Chili powder||2 Tablespoon|
Keep carrots in the sun for 2 hours.
Wash the chopped dry fruits and black currants in vinegar (not water).
Then strain the vinegar through a muslin cloth.
Soak the dry fruit in the same vinegar overnight.
Next day strain the vinegar into a bowl.
Microwave the vinegar with jaggery for 2 minutes breaking the jaggery into small pieces in between so that it melts.
Stir in ginger, garlic and chilli powder.
Microwave for 2 minutes stirring in between.
Stir in carrots and salt.
Microwave for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix in the fruits and microwave for another 10 minutes stirring it a few times until the mixture thickens.
Leave overnight to cool.
Bottle in air-tight sterilized jars.