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

Method

  • 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

Method

  • 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

Method

  • 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!

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