Dates Pickle or Khajur Ka Achar is a sweet and tangy pickle made by marinating dates in spices and lemon juice.
This pickle is very unique and different from other Indian pickles, both in texture & taste. It has a chewy texture owing to the dates and a sweet and tangy flavor slightly similar to sweet lemon pickle.
Dates Pickle or Khajur Ka Achar can be served on the side of any Indian meal consisting of roti, paratha or rice.
After preparing the pickle, you need to let it marinate in the spices for 4-5 days for it to be ready. You can put it in a clean glass jar and let it sit at room temperature for 4-5 days. Toss & stir the jar occasionally, around once a day when you check on the pickle.
Dates are amazingly chewy and delicious fruits and are packed full of nutrients. They are also highly rich in fiber and when combined with various zesty Indian spices and lemon, boost your digestion.
To make Dates Pickle at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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Ingredients For Dates Pickle (Khajur Ka Achar) Recipe
- 250 gm Khajur (Dry Dates)
- 2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 Teaspoon Kala Namak (Rock Salt)
- 1 Teaspoon Lal Mirch (Red Chilli Powder)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
- 1 Pinch Heeng (Asafoetida)
- 3 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
- 1 Teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
- 1 Teaspoon Kali Mirch (Black Pepper Powder)
- 3 Cloves Elaichi (Cardamom)
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Dates Pickle Recipe
Take 250 gm Khajur (Dates) and remove their seeds.
Add 2 tsp Salt, 1/3 tsp Kala Namak/Rock Salt, 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder and a pinch of Heeng/Asafoetida.
Also add 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp Ajwain/Carom Seeds, 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder and 3 cloves of elaichi (freshly ground).
Also add 150 ml lemon juice, which is roughly around 7-8 Lemons.
Mix all the ingredients well.
Transfer to a glass bottle. Store it at room temperature for 4-5 days and let the pickle marinate in the spices. Toss & stir it occasionally, around once a day. Khajur Ka Achar is ready.
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