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 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. 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 yam and then cut it into small bite-sized pieces.

Step 2

After wiping the water from 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 to it.

Step 3

Now mix it up 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!!!