Lemon pickle

lemon pickle

Pickles are a must accompaniment for curd rice especially during summer season.I have posted a simple lemon pickle recipe with green chilies , sun dried for few days then tempered with mustard seeds and hing.An easy pickle recipe every newbie cooks should try at home.
This recipe doesn’t require much oil ,just 2 tbsp of sesame oil would be enough to make them.During summer, I make curd rice often but I don’t serve them with pickles all the time.Instead I make lot of kootu varieties with summer veggies to keep the lunch light and healthy.So you can make these pickles and use them may be once or twice a week and indulge more on fruits and vegetables to keep your family healthy with good nutrition.





5 lemons

8-10 green chilies

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

2 cups water

2 tbsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

A generous pinch of hing

Salt as required


Bring 2 cups of water to boil,add the whole lemons and let it boil for 3 mins.Switch off the flame and let it cool.Do not discard the water,you ll be adding it to the pickle for sun drying.

boil for 5 mins

Cut the lemon into small pieces and slit the chilies too.

cut them

Take a large bowl ,add the lemon pieces, the chilies and salt with the boiled water.Mix them well with a clean spoon.

ADD salt

Sun dry them for 5-6 days.

sun dry for 5 days

Heat oil in a pan,add the mustard seed,hing and when it splutters add the sun dried items.Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder,give it a boil and switch off the flame immediately.


Store them in an airtight container when it cools down.

lemon pickle 1


7 thoughts on “Lemon pickle

  1. I love pickled fruit and veggies. This looks amazing Swapna! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please don’t feel obligated to participate. If you are interested, the information is on my homepage.

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