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Pachranga Achar

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Pachranga achar is a mixed pickle made with raw mangoes, chickpeas and lotus stems. Spiced with mixed spices, the pachranga achar is sealed with oil and can be stored for upto a year and used.
Ingredients
  Raw mangoes 375 Gram
  Soaked chick peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Kabuli Chana)
  Kamal kakdi 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Lotus Stems)
  Nigella seeds 2 Teaspoon (Kalonji)
  Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Ajwain seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Chili flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Mustard oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 4 Tablespoon
Directions

1) Cut the mangoes into 25 mm or 1 inch cubes and make them dry under the sun for 4 to 6 hours.
2) Wash the chick peas thoroughly and pat them dry.
3) Wash, peel and dry the lotus stems and cut into thin roundels.
4) Make an even mixture of coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric powder, ajwain, chilliflakes, salt and mustard oil.
5) Add the mango pieces, chick peas and lotus stems to the above mixture and mix well.
6) Store the mixture in an airtight glass jar and blend the whole ingredients with the back of a spoon to keep them immersed in oil.
7) Keep the jar in the sun for 4 to 5 days and shake occasionally.
8) This pickle can be stored for upto 1 year.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Servings: 
66

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