Mar 6, 2012

Carrot Murabba

Murraba or murrabo is a savoury pickle or achar originating in the Gujarat region of India. It is traditional sweet, prepared with carrots (or with raw mangoes), sugar, and spices, and resembles a fruit preserve, such as apricot conserve or orange marmalade, more than the hot oily pickles associated with Indian Cuisine. Recipe adapted from Goodhousekeeping Magazine.

Cooking time – 1 hour

Preparation time- 15 minutes

Makes – about 250 - 300 g

You will need

500 g carrot

250 kg caster sugar (powdered sugar)


1, Finely grate carrots. Place in saucepan (non stick pan) with sugar and combine, stirring till sugar dissolves on a medium to low heat.

2, On a low flame, cook till carrots are tender and liquid evaporates leaving sticky, chutney- like consistency.

3, Removefrom heat; fill in warm sterilized jars. Keep about 2 months refrigerated.