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Shalgam Pickle: Try This Easy Recipe At Home

This sweet and spicy homemade shalgam pickle tastes great with pooris and parathas. 
Published -27 Jan 2022, 11:00 ISTUpdated -27 Jan 2022, 10:59 IST
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One of the best things about winters is that we get a big jar of sweet and spicy homemade pickles to relish through the season. Winter pickles are special, they are prepared using seasonal vegetables and make just the perfect accompaniment to any meal of the day. 

Shalgam or turnip pickle is one of the most loved pickles during this season. If you wish to make another jar of pickle at home then you can try this easy recipe. 

How To Make Shalgam Instant Pickle?

  • Begin with blending all the spices and sugar in a blender. Take the mixture out and keep it aside. 
  • In the same blender, add raisins, vinegar and make a paste. 
  • Wash shalgam or turnip, peel and cut into long slices. 
  • Sprinkle salt over sliced turnip and keep covered for a few hours. 
  • In a pan, add some oil and cook grated garlic. 
  • Once the garlic is cooked, add sliced turnip to it. 
  • Next, add spices and raisins mixture to the pan and mix well. 
  • Transfer the pickle in a jar and keep it in sunlight for 1-2 days.
  • Your homemade shalgam pickle is ready. Enjoy!

Shalgam Pickle Recipe Card

This easy shalgam or turnip pickle recipe uses just a few common ingredients.

Total Time :
30 min
Preparation Time :
5 min
Cooking Time :
25 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Tanya Malik


  • 500 Gram Shalgam Or Turnip
  • 1 Cup Mustard Oil
  • 15 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Cup Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Tsp Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kalonji Or Nigella Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/3rd Cup Salt


Step 1
In a blender, add spices and sugar. Make a powder mix.
Step 2
In the same blender, add raisins and vinegar to make paste.
Step 3

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Cut shalgam or turnip into long slices and sprinkle salt over them.
Step 4
In a pan, add grated garlic and shalgam or turnip.
Step 5
Next add spices and raisins mix.
Step 6
Transfer pickle to a jar and keep in sunlight for a few days.
Step 7
Homemade turnip pickle is ready.

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