Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lemon Pickle


Lemons 8
Salt 5 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp (Methi seeds)
Turmeric powder 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder 4 tbsp


Oil 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp
Red chillies 3


1. Wash the lemons and pat them dry. Take 3 lemons and squeeze the juice and keep it aside. Cut the remaining lemons into small pieces. Take a glass container and mix the lemon pieces with the squeezed lemon juice and salt with a dry spoon. Mix thoroughly and close the container with a tight lid. Keep the container aside for a week to 10 days until the lemons become soft. It depends on the thickness of the lemon skin.

Note: Make sure to use enough salt to avoid fungus.

2. Dry roast cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds. Grind them into a smooth powder. Add this powder and red chilli powder to the lemon pieces and mix well with a dry spoon. Keep the container closed for an other 3 to 4 days to let the lemon pieces absorb all the flavors

3. Heat oil in a pan, do the seasoning. Bring it to a room temperature before adding it to the pickle. Mix well and serve with hot rice and dal or with curd rice. Enjoy.


Aarthi said...

First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious..Love it anytime of the week…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…


Siri said...

Thx for the visit Aarthi. Glad to know someone in the blogging world..:)Keep visiting

Aarthi said...

hai dear

Thanks for your lovely comment...You too have a lovely blog...I am following you ....

Anonymous said...

hey siri darling, kishore is a big fan of pickles...I should try this recipe......--Sruthi