There are six prominent seasons in India, spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter. And there is one more, which is more eagerly awaited than the ones I mentioned before – ‘ the Mango season. In India, you get mangoes of all kinds, shapes, sizes, and varieties. And while most Ketones, find it hard to resist a ripe and heavenly smelling mango, what they find even harder is to resist a bite a mango pickle. Like the west cannot do without their choco-chip cookies, we Indians cannot live without our pickles and chutneys. But the fact of the matter is that most of our pickles have tamarind, or sugar, carrots and other ingredients that are not Keto friendly. And most of them have a base of mustard oil, and other commonly found oils. So I digged up my old cookbook and found a recipe for a unique pickle that is very commonly eaten in Nepal. It is called “ Kakro ka achar” or Cucumber pickle. My mom used to make spicy cold potatoes with this recipe, and it was a hit with her friends and us. So today, here I am sharing Keto Nepalese Cucumber Pickle with you, and pretty much sure you’ll love having this on an everyday basis with your regular food to add that missing spice.
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The taste of this pickle is very unique; it is super refreshing for a hot summer day. You can have it as a side, as the main dish, or as a snack. It stays fine in the fridge for a week. Just remember to store it in an airtight container. For my friends in Nepal, who follow my recipes diligently, I am aware that the original recipe calls for Szechwan pepper. But I could not find that in my small town, so I replaced that with black and white pepper. In case you have the original spice please feel free to use that. And since tamarind is very high carbs, I have used lime juice instead.
Keto Nepalese Cucumber Pickle Recipe
- 10 gm Green Chilies
- ½ tsp Black pepper powder
- ½ tsp White pepper powder
- Half a pinch of Asafetida or Hing
- 235 gm Cucumber, with peel and deseeded
- 2 tsp Limejuice
- 1 tsp Garlic paste
- 2 tsp White Sesame seeds
- ½ tsp Cumin seeds you can also use powder
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp White salt for marination
- ½ tsp White Salt
- ½ tsp Pink Salt
- ½ tsp Red Chilies powder optional
- Freshly chopped Coriander leaves
- Cut the cucumber into any size you want, wash and de-seed them. I have cut them into long pieces, almost 2 inches in size.
- Sprinkle 1 tsp salt on them and keep them aside for at least an hour.
- After an hour drain the water from the cucumber.
- Take out all the dry spices and keep them ready.
- Roast the sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds on a hot skillet for five to seven minutes, until the sesame becomes golden. Ensure that the spices do not get burnt.
- In a grinder drop the green chilies, the roasted spices, olive oil, garlic, salt, and 1/4th cup water.
- Grind well until a fine paste is formed.
- The paste and the cucumber needs to be mixed now. Check for the salt.
- Add some freshly chopped coriander leaves.
- Store in an airtight container, in the fridge.
- Cals – 26
- Net Carbs – 3 g
- Fats – 2 g
- Proteins – 0 g
22 thoughts on “Keto Nepalese Cucumber Pickle | Kakro ka Achar”
This sounds good! I’ll have to give it a try 🙂
Wow! so creative. I have never used cucumber as a pickle
I love pickles. I also love trying cuisine from other countries. Might need to try this one day. 🙂
It looks really good, and I’d also like to try it with the szechwan pepper if I can find it. We love cucumber!
Amazing recipe! I love cucumber so im going to give it a try this weekend!
Looks super delicious, i love all the seeds and spices you used there, ill definitely give it a try!
Thank you for sharing how to make this dish.
I bet my husband would love these!
I love mango pickle so I definitely want to try this recipe. Pinned for later!
I love all the spices that go into this pickling :-). I’ve had a similar dish but forget what it’s called. Thanks for sharing this! Hopefully I can make it one day for my family
I must try this real soon. Looks so yummy and refreshing.
I love cucumber yet I’ve only ever had it in a salad or sushi. This is very different. Something I need to try.
Looks interesting, never seen this recipe before.Thanks for sharing.
Michelle Gwynn Jones
MANGO SEASON – I love it. That would be so cool. Now at my house I wish I could get Fig Season
This is the first time I’ve heard of this recipe and I’m really interested. Pickled veggies are always a nice side and a cool snack too. This recipe with the cucumber is perfect for the warm weather since cucumber is naturally refreshing.
Ohh I’ve never tried anything like this myself – I might just have to give it a try!
I am pinning this because I love cucumber but this dish sounds amazing, just the kick I need right now!
Great recipe thanks for sharing
These look so good. I love that there is green chilies in them.
Kathy Kenny Ngo
First time I’ve seen this dish. It looks really different and unique. I’d try this at least once.
Ahhh! I want to try these. We love pickles around our house.
Robin Masshole Mommy
That sounds so good. I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you! I will be trying this over the weekend!
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