Yam pickle

Hi friends. Today I’ll show you how to make a simple yet very tasty recipe of a pickle made from yam, a general root vegetable of India. It’s a delicacy and sought after pickle recipe of my native place, Bihar. We are Maithili Brahmins and this recipe has its origin in our community and not whole of Bihar. It’s as good a pickle as it is a vegetable. You can serve it with stuffed paranthas, chapatis, rice, dal, curries and the like. It tastes better than mango pickle too.So let’s start and know the process of making it—


  1. Yam – 250 gm
  2. Salt – According to taste
  3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  4. Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  5. Yellow mustard powder – 2 tbsp
  6. Whole Five Spice or Panchphoran – 2 tsp
  7.  Roasted coriander-cumin powder Р2 tsp
  8. Black salt – 1 tsp
  9. Five Spice or panchphoran roasted and powdered – 1 tsp
  10. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch
  11. Mustard oil – 1 tbsp
  12.  Vinegar Р3 tbsp


Step 1

Scrape and wash your yam and then cut it into small bite sized pieces.

Step 2

After wiping the water on it add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, yellow mustard powder, roasted coriander-cumin powder, whole Indian five spice or panchphoran, black salt, slight roasted and powdered five spice and asafoetida.

Step 3

Now mix them and add mustard oil and mix again. Lastly add some synthetic vinegar and give all a final mix. Now keep the pickle in a jar and keep it covered for 2 days after which put it in sunlight. It will be ready in 15 days.

Friends do try the recipe at home and share your feedback and comments. Also ask your queries if any. Thanks. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living. Enjoy the weekend!!!


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Hi! Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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