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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Karadi Achara ( Bamboo shoot pickle )

Cost of Preparation: 30-40 rupees

Ingredients: Bamboo shoots ( cut into thin long strips, tightly packed into a 200 ml
cup ), lemon juice ( 3-4 tsp ), green chillis ( 5-6 nos ), turmeric ( 1/5 tsp ), salt to taste, mustard oil ( 6 tsp ), fenugreek powder ( 2 pinch ), cumin powder ( 2 pinch ).

Preparation: Dry the fresh bamboo shoots in the sun for 2-3 days. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the salt, turmeric and lemon juice and mix well.

Transfer to a glass bottle. Keep aside for 5-6 days to soften, preferably in the sun.

After the bamboo shoots become very tender, add the mustard oil along with the powdered masalas. Mix well.

Keep in a airtight bottle.


  1. Thats a very new one to me... Will try it soon...

  2. I have never heard about it. I am very happy that I was introduced to many food varieties thru blogger world. Thanks for your recipe.

  3. mmm..the pickle looks mouthwatering!

  4. Delicious looking pickle. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I love pickles a lot, but never tried bamboo shoot before.

  6. Sounds great and new to me!!!
    Looks delicious though...
    Will try it out sometime...
    Have a fabulous day:)

  7. lovely recipe..thanx for sharing...i had a lott made by my grand ma...:)

  8. sounds interesting and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  9. No, Karadi does not taste bitter, may smell a little nauseous to some, but you will like the taste. If you cannot find it in your locality, you can find it online @ http://www.giskaa.com/bamboo-shoot-pickle-250-g

    Odisha people should also sell it online.


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