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Try These Exotic Pickled Veggies and At Home

Bored having to use the same vegetables in the same curry masala you have followed for years? Are your taste buds craving for a change? Then transform your plain vegetables into mouth-watering pickled treats! Vegetables don?t have to be boring anymore!

Add extra zing to your veggies with these easy recipes!

Pickled Beetroots

You will need:

  • beetroots- 3
  • Sugar- ? cup
  • Vinegar- 1 cup
  • Cloves- 1 tsp (whole)
  • All spice powder-1 tsp(store-brought/ homemade)
  • Salt- ? tsp


  • Place the beetroots in a pan and add water till fully covered.
  • Let it simmer. Once the beets are tender, remove from water.
  • Once cooled, peel & slice them thinly.
  • Place them in a glass jar.
  • In another saucepan, add salt, sugar, vinegar, cloves and all spice & bring to a boil (5mins)
  • Pour over the beets.

Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Pickled Vegetable Slaw

These make amazing toppings for sandwiches.

You will need:

  • carrots- 1 cup(julienned)
  • Cucumber- 1 medium sized, sliced thinly
  • Onion ? 1 ,thinly sliced
  • White vinegar-2 cups
  • Sugar-1/4 cup
  • Salt- 2 tbsp


  • Place the vegetable slices into a glass jar.
  • In a saucepan, add vinegar, sugar and salt and simmer.
  • Once all the sugar and salt melt, pour the mixture over the veggies.

Marinate the pickle overnight& top these on your sandwiches and burgers!

Cauliflower Popcorn

This is a good way to infuse vegetables into the diet if your child is a fussy eater. This is not a pickle

You will need:

  • Cauliflower florets-2 cups
  • Olive oil
  • Yeast-1tbsp
  • Salt
  • cayenne pepper/cumin/garlic powder for taste


  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place the cauliflower along with the seasonings on the sheet.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and again place the sheet in the oven & bake till the floret turns golden.

Remove from the oven, adjust seasonings and enjoy!

Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.
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