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3 lipsmacking pickles to try this winter

January 26, 2017 10:05 IST

You can make these pickles overnight and have them for lunch the next day.

Let's admit it, we have all grown up smacking our lips to our favourite nani or dadi ke achaar.

In fact, no meal was really complete without a handful of spicy, tangy and sometimes crunchy pickles.

Whether it was spicy mango or tangy tamarind, red hot chilly or the unconventional bitter gourd, all meals were served with these delicious small eats!

Presenting three such easy-to- make achaars that you can prepare overnight.

Yes, you heard it right.

These are not only great in taste, but can also help you overcome cough and nose congestion in the cold weather.

Mixed vegetable pickle

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This pickle includes several seasonal vegetables that are good to create heat in the body.

The green vegetables are good for your body, skin and heart and lend adequate amount of iron, calcium and essential nutrients to the body.

It is made in mustard oil with spices and herbs, all of which collectively lend heat and keep the body warm from within.

In order for this achaar to properly ferment, you'd need to leave it for more than one night.



Ginger-lemon pickle (adrak-nimbu ka achaar)

This is perhaps one of easiest and the tastiest pickles to have during winters.

Ginger has many medicinal property that makes it best ingredient during the cold weather.

It is great for relieving cold and cough and because its high in gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory properties, it is also a natural painkiller.

In addition, it is a good for digestion and can be used as a natural heartburn reliever.



Turmeric pickle (haldi ka achaar)

Since the winters are in full swing, you won't find it difficult to buy raw turmeric that looks a lot like ginger.

It doesn't really have an overpowering haldi taste and neither will it leave a yellow colour in your mouth.

It aids digestion, is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory benefits.

The fresh roots that you'll need to prepare this achaar has phyto-nutrients and helps develops body's immunity, thereby guarding you against cold and cough.



Deepshikha Punj