Khandeko golbenda ko achar (Pickled tomatoes)

I learned so many recipes from my mother in law while I was in Nepal. I’m sharing one of them now.


  • 1 litre glass jar
  • 1/2 kg ripe Tomatoes cut into cubes
  • Garlic 50 gms chopped
  • Ginger 20 gms chopped
  • 3 Green chilli chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cumin powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seed powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard oil

I used a glass jar which came with 1kg honey estimating it’ll hold around 1 litre of water. The idea is to fill it with the ingredients with a bit of space to spare. The tomatoes should fill about 80% of the jar and the ginger and garlic 10% with 10% empty. Chilli is to taste.


  • Cut the tomatoes into cubes about 1/2 inch big and chop Garlic, Ginger and Green chillies and put them in a large bowl.

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  • Add the spices as mentioned in the ingredients and mix them all together.

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  • Fill the glass jar to around 90%.
  • Put a clean wrap or plastic bag on the month of the jar and close it tightly so no air can enter.

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  • Leave the jar where it can get direct sunlight.

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  • Every few days, open the jar and move the tomatoes around. Close the jar, tightly.
  • The pickle will be ready in 4-5 days. Enjoy!

Khandeko golbera ko achar

10 responses to “Khandeko golbenda ko achar (Pickled tomatoes)

  1. My mother in law made this for us when she came to visit and I was missing it so I looked it up and landed here. Thank you very much! My hubby will be happy too.

  2. The colors look wonderful in these pickled tomatoes. This reminds me a mix between “kim-chi” and “salsa”.

  3. yum yum…nice pictures nepaliausie…you know what is funny about your blog name…and I just realized this recently…is that both Nepal and Australia are on the same continental plate…so your combo makes sense in a big picture…

  4. Yummy, and no onions!

  5. That is a really good recipe. Sounds interesting and very tempting. Thanks for sharing.

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