How to make Kolmi Nu Khattu Mitthu Achaar -

Sweet and sour prawn pickle.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Jumbo prawns (जम्बो प्रॉन्स), Sugarcane vinegar (गन्ने/शुगरकेन का विनेगर)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Kolmi Nu Khattu Mitthu Achaar

Kolmi Nu Khattu Mitthu Achaar Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kolmi Nu Khattu Mitthu Achaar Recipe

  • Jumbo prawns deveined 4 cups

  • Sugarcane vinegar 3 cups

  • Green chillies slit and deseeded 8-10

  • Curry leaves 1 sprigs

  • Salt to taste

  • Kashmiri red chillies 10-15

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Cumin seeds 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 cups

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 11/2 cups


Step 1

Take a saucepan. Add prawns, two cups of sugarcane vinegar, green chillies, curry leaves and salt and cook for five to seven minutes till prawns are tender.

Step 2

Grind together Kashmiri chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder and fennel seeds to a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add ground masala and sauté for two minutes stirring.

Step 3

Stir in jaggery and mix till it dissolves completely into the masala. Add prawn mixture with the vinegar. Cook on low heat for ten minutes. Cool completely and pour into a sterilized air tight jar.

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