Suran achar is the most rare and different type of achar that you may hardly find anywhere. Pickling yam is a hard and tedious process so making a pickle out of it is not for everyone’s choosing.
The best part about it is that you can make these pickles only the traditional hand made way, machine processing cannot be used because of the precision it requires.
Yam is also known as “Oal” in hindi, it is often used for making sabzi (side dish) or chokha (mashed mix). In Karnataka it is also known as “Suvarna Gadde.
Our pickles are one of the earliest offerings that we have since our beginning, they are all hand made and traditionally prepared using only natural raw material that is sourced straight from farms, they are made using whole, grated or sliced fruits depending upon the variety of the pickle and what form suits it the best.
The pickles are made at our own farm using traditional methods of preparation, the fruits are first washed multiple times in freshwater and then sun-dried till it’s ripe, we do not use any machine processing to dry roast the fruits.
We use fine form of masalas which includes haldi, jeera….which are naturally grown, we add them in our fruits and hand mix it well with a big spoon to perfection.
We use wood pressed mustard oil only to prepare the mix of pickles which is then stored in glass jar or matki jar (traditional jar) and ferment it for 14-15 days, our methods are inspired by ancient Indian practices of making pickles.
We do not use any artificial colors, preservatives or even permitted preservatives, the only preservative used in our pickles is the salt (senha namak) which is a natural form of salt usually consumed during upwaas (fasts) and festivals.
Fun facts about our pickles:
Who makes our achar?
The women at our workplace
All our pickles are prepared by our tribal women from the native regions of Bihar and Jharkhand, a recipe inspired by the traditional way with which we have been preparing our pickles for generations.
The recipe is prepared and tested by the founding members of Jaivik Essence Mrs. Rina Dubey, Mrs. Archana Gautam and Mrs. Sandhya didi who prepares these pickles along with our tribal women at farm.
Whole masalas only!
We use only whole masalas that are mixed with our fruit, it makes the taste authentic and rich, when you take in the aroma of our achar after opening the bottles you realize in an instant that it is a classic Indian achar, not the store brought cheaply processed pickles.