Sleepless nights… and I’m thinking Pickle

I have some great news to share with all you folks !!  We have been blessed with a little angel 3 weeks ago and apart from experiencing ” The joy of motherhood/parenthood”  we are having sleepless nights and innumerable diapers to change !!! So far we are enjoying this phase  though its a tad difficult( not impossible) to do so without help as both sets of parents could not make it in time.

Did I anticipate this will clash with this spicy event ? Yes… but it was too late to back off … rather I didnt want to , inspite of dear sunita , offering to take it off from my to do list.  I just wanted to see how it goes… I was too zoned out to think of a recipe , it took me two weeks to think of one , I sliced the veggies yesterday and finished it off today for dinner.

Coming to the recipe , this is a simple one which my sister taught me while i was still single. Kalonji is a favorite spice in my home and often used in vegetables like potato and bell pepper curries. One of my favorite ways is to just add a pinch or two in a pepper stir fry and enjoy. This pickle is done in a jiffy especially when there is a sudden guest or two. Tastes best the next day and you can store in the refrigerator for at least a week.

Ingredients:

4 medium sized carrots

1 teaspoon of  Nigella /kalonji seeds

1 teaspoon of cumin/jeera seeds

1 teaspoon of mustard seeds

1 teaspoon methi powder

1 teaspoon chilli powder

salt to taste

A few pinches of turmeric

1 tablespoon of oil.

Method :

1.Chop thin slices or grate the carrots

2. Add salt, methi powder , chilli powder and turmeric to the carrots and keep aside

3. Heat Oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, kalonji, jeera and let the seeds splutter , remove from flame and pour on the sliced carrots and mix well. Keep aside atleast for 10 minutes before serving with rice or rotis.

This goes to Think Spice – Think kalonji hosted  by me and the brain child of dear sunita of  Sunita’s World .The last date for entries is 30th Apr ’09. I have received the entries and have to reply to some of them . Please bear with me , I will do so in a day or two.

24 Thoughts on “Sleepless nights… and I’m thinking Pickle

  1. Congratulations on your new addition to the family! I make carrot pickle exactly the same way, however I grate the carrots and use green chilies instead of chili powder.

  2. Congratulations!! and good luck!!

  3. Congrats on the new arrival!!

  4. Congrats and good luck!

  5. Swapna on April 25, 2009 at 8:16 am said:

    Congrats on the new arrival. Do post pics of your baby and keep writing too.

    Best,
    Swapna

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!

  7. Congratulations !!! the pickle looks delicious, i have never used kalonji in pickles…interesting..

  8. Congratulations Dee. the pickle looks so yummm, as always!!

    Best,
    Siri

  9. BTW, Dee – I have self-proclaimed myself as baby’s Godmother No. 2 :D , as the Godmother No. 1 position has been taken by ‘somebody else’. :) Hope its ok with you :) ))…:))

    God bless,
    Siri

  10. hi
    i recently came accross your blog and like your blog. i have also started a foodblog recently.keep up your good work and i wish u a very success.

    cheers
    swetha

  11. Congrats Dee :) The carrot pickle looks great. Amazing you found time!

  12. Congrats and welcome to the sleeples nights :-)
    I remember those days when there was no sleep.
    My daughter was a angle duging the day but in the night she was a little devil :-)

  13. Congratulations Dee! I cant believe you actually had the energy to make this pickle in the midst of everything, not to mention the time :)

  14. Congrats on ur new arrival… its a new pickle to me …. thanks for the post on these sleepless nights also …..

  15. Hey Dee, Congrats!

  16. Congrats!!! Its amazing you are hosting an event and still cooking and taking pretty pics through all this :)

  17. Congrates Dee!!!

  18. Many congratulations, Dee, and my best wishes!

  19. Heartiest Congratulations!

  20. Congratulations!! enjoy the motherhood ride!!

  21. Thanks to all for the congratulations! I am enjoying every moment of this ride !

  22. Congratulations!! How Sweet:-) Enjoy the angel & the sleepless nights (they don’t last forever – believe me)

  23. Congrats Dee, and good luck to both of you for the hectic yet immensely fulfilling life ahead:)

    Hope you find enough time to keep posting between feedings, baby cries and diaper changes:)D

  24. Many many congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

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