Nepali style homemade fermented radish and carrot pickle (mula ra gajar ko shisha achaar)!

Hello all!

Today I am sharing instructions about how to make preserved radish and carrot spicy pickle at home easily in a jar. It is also one of the favorite staff pick during our lunch time with rice and lentil dish. We can store this pickle for upto 6 months. Most of the year, I prepare such 5 to 10 kg of such pickles because everybody loves them. I have also prepared hog plum pickle upto 30 kg in a year. You can visit this link for that recipe. So, here we go instructions on how to make easy Nepali style jar pickle or shisha ko achar /सिसाको अचार . The ingredient quantity I present here can fill upto 3 large size jars so please be careful about how much you want to make.

Ingredients

  1.  White radish सेतो मुला 5 kg
  2. Carrot गाजर  2 kg
  3. Green chilly हरियो खोर्सानी 200 gm
  4. Mustard oil तोरी तेल 1 liter
  5. Mustard seed तोरिको दाना 200 gm
  6. Cumin seed जिराको दाना 50 gm
  7.  Garam masala 50 gm
  8. Coriander powder धनीया धुलो 50 gm
  9. Turmeric powder बेसार 50 gm
  10. Salt to taste

Instructions

We will need at least two days for this process. Step 1-3 needs to be done on day 1 and step 4 onward the next day.

Step 1:  Wash radish and carrot and put them in a large container. I have peeled some outer layer but it is not necessary.

Step 2:  Cut washed radish and carrot into cubical thin strips as shown below

Step 3: Now, we have to sun dry these diced carrot and radish for at least a day. In a nanglo or table or a large shallow container, place clean clothes towel, baking paper or clean paper. Then spread the radish and carrot above it. You can leave it out in the sun for one or more days depending on how strong the sun is. The cut pieces should be fairly light once it is dried. Transfer the dried pieces into a large container when you are satisfied with its drying in a day or two.

I spread them onto a table with a clean tablecloth on top (right). Make sure to spread them as thinly as possible to ensure good drying.

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How to make Ema Datshi (Bhutanese chillies & cheese dish)!

Hello dear all friends!

Picking Shitake mushroom with friends.

After long time I am back again with a new recipe. This is called Ema Datshi and it is a very popular Bhutanese dish. I used to make it all the time when Neera sister was still in our office. She is from Bhutan and she loved this dish. This recipe I am presenting is slightly my own style.  I remember best sister Neera whenever I make this dish.  Last week, I went to visit my friends in Godawari. That time we had lot of fun visiting farm. We also picked up Shitake mushroom. I was thinking of making Ema datshi.  When I was back home, I made this dish with plain rice. I think it tastes better with red sticky rice. It just so happened that my friends had bought red peppers from Bhutan so I could make this dish in my home and office.

It is simple and quick. It is quite hot spicy but tastes amazing. This cheese based recipe is full of surprises.

Ingredients

  1.  Red large chilly around 25 gm if dry (my friends brought special from Bhutan in this photo)
  2. Any type of fresh mushroom 200 gm
  3. Potatoes 2 pieces
  4. Amul or any butter 100 gm
  5. Cheese 200 gm (which can be melted)
  6. Water 1 cup
  7. Salt to taste

Directions

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