Karonde ka achaar

Karonde are still in season. Try this instant Karonde ka achaar. Karonde are not only a rich source of iron but also vitamin C.
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We make these two ways. One is this instant karonde ka achaar and second is sweet chutney/lonji.

karonde 1
These go really well with most of Indian food and recipes. Add these to your meals to increase nutritional value and taste of your food.
instant karonda pickle 2
How to make Karonde Ka Achaar

Preparation time: Less than 5 minutes
cooking time: 2-3 minutes + 3-4 minutes
250 grams Karonde
4-5 green chillies
2 tbsp mustard oil(or any other oil of your choice)

¼ tsp heeng/ asafetida
½ tsp Saunf/fennel seeds
¼ tsp haldi/ turmeric powder
salt to taste
¼ tsp red chillli powder
½ tsp Coriander powder

To make Karonde Ka Achaar
cut karonde
Wash Karonde properly. Cut them in half vertically and remove the seeds and stems.

boil karondeboiled karonde
Boil karonde in 1 cup of water for 2-3 minutes. This step is optional. My kids do not like too sour Karonde so I boil these in very less water to reduce tartness. This also makes them soft.
Pass the mixture through a sieve to remove Karonde from water.
Note: Do not throw away this water add sugar to it and dilute it with water and you have a delicious healthy drink ready
add salt turmericadd chillies
Heat oil in a pan. Add heeng and saunf to it. When saunf starts to crackle add salt, turmeric powder and roughly chopped green chillies to it.

add karondeadd spices

After cooking for 1 minute add karonde. As Karonde are already boiled we do not have to cook them for long. Add spices and mix properly. Switch off the flame.
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You can enjoy these with roti, parantha, Poori etc. Add health to your daily food 🙂
these can be stored in fridge for upto a week easily. Always keep these in glass jars/bowls.
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