Lemon pickle | How to make Lemon pickle

By Sanjula Thangkhiew  |  10th Aug 2015  |  
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About Lemon pickle Recipe

No Indian food is complete without its chutneys and pickles! This is an easy to make sour and spicy lemon pickle recipe.

Lemon pickle

Ingredients to make Lemon pickle

  • 10-12 lemons
  • 4-6 red chillies finely chopped
  • 3 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste(about 1 cup preferably rock salt)

How to make Lemon pickle

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry lemons.Chop the lemons into halves and cut each half into 2 equal pieces.
  2. In a mason jar or any glass jar, place a few lemons o the bottom and add a layer of salt and repeat until you finish all the lemons.
  3. Close the jar tightly and let it sit by a widow for a couple of weeks, about 2-3 weeks.
  4. After 2-3 weeks, the lemons would have become soft.
  5. Roast fenugreek seeds and pound or process it into a fine powder.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add garlic and stir fry until it becomes brown.
  7. Add the chillies and saute well over medium heat.
  8. Now add in the lemons along with the juice and stir for a couple of minutes, 2-3 mins.
  9. Mix in the red chilli powder, fenugreek powder, hing and turmeric powder and coat well.
  10. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  11. Transfer this into Jars and store in refrigerator.

Reviews for Lemon pickle (7)

sana Tungekara year ago

I put my lemons in Jar today

Chetna Parikh2 years ago

I is my favorite I will surely make it

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Priti Desai2 years ago

Thank you for the recipe! Looks delicious!