Beans And Strawberry Pickle


Hi, my dear buddies. Today’s recipe is an experimental twist which came to my mind today. This combination is really very stylish and unique and too tasty to come true. It can be had with chapatis, naans, bread and anything you wish to. It is a¬†sweet-tangy combination of a fruit and a veggie and is really awesome and easily made. Do make it and enjoy this wonderful pickle, it really can be your treat to happiness.


  1. French Beans- 250 gms
  2. Strawberry-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Yellow Mustard Powder-1 tbsp
  7. Achaar Masala-1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
  9. Five Spices-1/2 tsp
  10. Roasted Five Spices Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Fortune Mustard Oil-2 tbsp
  12. Sugar or Sugarfree- 1/2 tsp
  13. Vinegar-2 tbsp


DSC01190.JPGStep 1

Wash and cut the strawberries and french beans. Blanch only beans.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add mustard oil, five spices, and asafoetida. Now add the blanched beans and fry for 2 minutes on high flame. Add the strawberries and fry it too. Next add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, yellow mustard powder, achaar masala, roasted five spices powder, sugar or sugar-free and switch off the gas. Lastly, add the vinegar and store in a jar.

DSC01185.JPGOur Beans and Strawberry pickle is ready. It is an instant pickle and can be used as it gets made. It is a slightly sweet and salty pickle and is sure to delight your taste.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And happy pickling too!!!



Instant Bottle Gourd Pickle


Hello and welcome to my corner again. Today I’ll be sharing a pickle-cum-veggie recipe made from bottle gourd eating which has many health benefits. I have made an instant pickle from it with mild spices and is really quite tasty. It can be had with chapatis, paranthas, pooris with a sauteed vegetable and a chutney. So let’s start with its making—


  1. Bottle Gourd – 1.
  2. Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Bay Leaf – 1.
  4. Five Spices – 1 tsp.
  5. Green Chillies – 3.
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly powder – 2 tsp.
  8. Yellow Mustard Powder – 1 tbsp.
  9. Achaar or Pickle Masala – 1 tbsp.
  10. Vinegar – 2 tbsp.
  11. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  12. Roasted Five Spices Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Mustard Oil – 3 tbsp.


Step 1

Wash and scrape the bottle gourd. Cut it into medium-sized pieces. Blanch it and leave it to dry in fan for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add the mustard oil to it. Now add the five spices and the bay leaf in it. When it crackles add the asafoetida and green chilies and without burning it add the bottle gourd and toss it two times. Now lessen the gas flame.

IMG_3338.JPGStep 3

Next add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, yellow mustard powder, roasted five spice powder, achaar masala and toss twice. Now add the dry mango powder. Now switch the gas off.

Step 4

When the pickle comes to the room temperature add in the vinegar and store it in a glass jar and you can keep it in sunlight for two hours also. You can serve it immediately.

Our Instant Bottle Gourd Pickle is ready. Serve it with chapatis, stuffed kachoris, along with curries or stir-fries.

Friends do try this recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!