Lagan nu Achaar is a Pickle made from fresh carrots, ginger, garlic, raisins, apricots, figs, spices, sugar, jaggery and balsamic vinegar. Sweet and Savory this pickle is a great condiment on the table. I just made a batch.
It takes 3 days of preparation and 2 days to make! Not easy but very tasty to relish with any dish. Click here to order.
Parsis enjoy rich feasts at their weddings and celebrations. People-in-the-know love it when they are invited to a friend’s wedding so they can enjoy this pickle and the mouth-watering parsi foods. Usually this pickle “Lagan nu achar” (Lagan means wedding in gujarati language, achar is the gujarati word for pickle) is store-bought in India. Being in USA and not having access to it, I make it several times. Proving once again the parsi women and men, know how to cook and enjoy parsi food in USA and abroad!
It is actually easy to make once you have all the ingredients. You can also improvise and add dry-fruits to your liking. I added figs but then you may not like figs, so feel free to omit figs.
This recipe makes a huge amount, I literally made 1/4 of it and ended up with with over 7 lbs of the pickle!! Of course, a little ‘more or less’ of one ingredient is okay. when you divide the ingredients to make less.
Lagan Nu Achaar
This recipe is from my cookbook “Pickles, Chutney, Masala and Preserves”
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Full Color on White paper 62 pages