Turmeric Root Pickle

Presenting one of the simplest pickle recipes, ever! Have you ever tried fresh turmeric pickle? Not only is it ridiculously simple to make, it is also tangy & delicious. I wait all year round for fresh turmeric to hit the market so I can pickle & savour it. Considering how effortless & healthy this pickle is, it’s a shame that it isn’t more popular. Fresh turmeric looks a lot like ginger on the outside & has a bright yellow/orange hue on the inside. It has numerous health benefits as per Ayurveda, including aiding digestion, healing cuts & wounds, brightening the skin, reducing anxiety and many more.
The world is only now getting fascinated by ‘Golden Milk’, nothing but our good old haldi wala doodh! Every time we scraped knees, fell sick or experienced some pains, this concoction would come to our rescue. And now Starbucks is selling a Turmeric Latté  😂 I wish more of us recognise how important & nutritious our ingredients are.
Coming back to this achaar, I make it with just 3 ingredients..yes, you heard that right. Only 3! No extra spices, and NO OIL. Fresh turmeric, salt & lemon juice is all it takes to get a bottle of this simply delicious condiment. So, let’s get going.

Turmeric Root Pickle

Course: CondimentCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A 3-ingredient, simple & delicious pickle made of fresh turmeric root.


  • Fresh turmeric: 250gms

  • Lemon: 4

  • Salt: 1tsp


  • Rinse the turmeric well to get rid of any residual mud. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Peel the turmeric & chop them as you wish. I like to julienne it 😀
  • In a bowl, add the chopped turmeric, salt & squeeze the lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Take a clean, sterilised glass bottle & add the pickle to it.
  • You can keep this pickle in the fridge or leave it on the kitchen counter (if the weather is good) & let it rest for the next 3-4 days.
  • Make sure you keep shaking the jar twice a day.
  • The pickle will be ready in about 4 days. I usually have no patience so i start eating from day 2 itself  😅
  • Pair it with your meals like dal chawal, khichdi, roti sabzi, paranthas or anything else.


  • Turmeric stains! Beware. It’ll definitely stain your hands. If you don’t want that, wear gloves. Use paper towels. Use an old chopping board.
  • Sometimes i like to add chopped green chillies to the pickle too. Try.
  • This pickle will stay good in the fridge for about a month.
  • Be generous with the lemon juice. Remember to shake the bottle!

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