Spicy Lemon Pickle

Indian pickles are spicy and finger licking delicious. I feel my meal is incomplete without a teaspoon of pickle in side. As an ardent pickle lover; here i'm sharing the recipe of mom's special spicy lemon pickle. Check out my previous pickle recipes by clicking here: Pickle
  1. Lemon small- 1/4 kg
  2. Salt- 1/4 cup
  3. Gingelly oil/mustard oil- 1/2 cup
  4. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  5. Garlic thinly chopped-3 tbsp
  6. Thinly chopped ginger-3 tbsp
  7. Green chilly chopped- 2 tbsp
  8. Curry leaves-3 springs
  9. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  10. Kashmiri chilly powder- 1 1/2 tbsp
  11. Chilly powder-1 tbsp
  12. Fenugreek powder- 1/4 tsp
  13. Mustard powder- 1/4 tsp
  14. Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
  15. Salt-to taste
  16. Vinegar- 1/2 cup
  • Wash the lemon well and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.
  • After that cut each of the lemon in to 4 pieces.
  • Mix 1/4 cup of salt with lemon pieces.
  • Add it in to an air tight glass jar; The top of the lemon pieces must cover by sprinkling  salt.
  • Let it rest for at least two weeks or up to a month. (shake the bottle well in every two or three days).
  • Now the lemon pieces are enough tender.
  • Avoid the salt water in the bottle and keeps the lemon pieces aside for pickling.
  • Heat gingelly oil in a pan; splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, garlic, ginger and green chilly chopped.
  • Saute for about 4 minutes until nice aroma spreads.
  • Add all the powders; give a quick mix and then add the lemon pieces.
  • Mix well for two minute and add vinegar.
  • When it boils switch off the flame.
  • Allow to cool completely and keep in an air-tight container for long use.
Spicy Lemon Pickle Spicy Lemon Pickle Reviewed by fejnaem on 21:52 Rating: 5

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