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Seb Ka Achar

Afroz Shaikh
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Seb ka achar is very popular dish in Kashmiri cuisine. It is sweet, spicy and tangy.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Accompaniment
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 - apples
  2. 1 inch - ginger
  3. 1 - Fresh red chili
  4. 1/4 tsp - Nigella seeds ( kalonji)
  5. 1/4 tsp - fennel seeds (saunf)
  6. 1 tsp - Red chili flakes
  7. 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds (rai)
  8. 1/4 - Cup sugar
  9. 2 tbsp - Brown sugar
  10. 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  11. 1/4 Cup - oil
  12. Juice of 2 lemons
  13. 3/4 Cup - water
  14. 1/8 tsp - salt


  1. Wash, slice apples and put them in cold water to avoid oxidation. Finely chop ginger and fresh red chili ( if you don’t want too much heat remove the seeds before chopping)
  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan pour oil, once the oil is hot put mustard seed, nigella seeds, fennel seeds. When the seeds starts crackling add finely chopped ginger and fresh red chili and saute for a minute.
  3. After a minute add all the other ingredients and bring it to boil over high heat. Let it cook on high heat until the all liquid get all syrupy and caramelized. Occasionally keep stirring to avoid scorching at the bottom of pan.
  4. After around 6-8 minutes the apple slices will be soft and sauce will he glossy and thick. Apple pickle ( Seb ka Achar) is ready. Cool it completely before transferring it to sterilized glass jar.
  5. Serve with roti or paratha,

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Bindiya Sharma
Bindiya Sharma   May-31-2017

simply awesome pickle!

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