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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LEMON PICKLE RECIPE | PICKLE RECIPES

       This is the first time i tried lemon pickle at home, though my mom is an expert in making different types of lemon pickles ,since my dad is a huge fan of lemon pickle. As  i am not a big fan of this lemon pickle i never tried on my own. I always make pickles with mangoes but after coming to Singapore i never made anything . When a reader asked me to post this lemon pickle i asked my mom for the recipe and the entire process of making lemon pickle took a month and now on to the recipe of lemon pickle . 
LEMON PICKLE   
INGREDIENTS:
LEMON( I used Indian lemon) 6 NO
RED CHILI 8-9 NO
TURMERIC POWDER 1/2 TSP
VENDAYAM(FENUGREEK SEEDS) 1/2 TBLSP
SESAME OIL 1/4 CUP + 3 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
SALT 1/2 TBLSP+ 2 TSP
ASAFOETIDA 1/2 TSP
PICKLE
METHOD:
  • Wash the lemons and pat dry them nicely in a kitchen towel.
  • Ensure that there should not be any moisture.
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  • Wash and clean a glass bottle and nicely dry this without even a drop of water.
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  • Cut the lemon into two and slightly squeeze out the juice. Do this very gently, else the pickle will become bitter.
  • This step is lessen the sourness of the pickle.
  • Gently remove the seeds with the help of a knife.
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  • Cut the lemon into small  size pieces.
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  • Immediately add salt and asafoetida and mix well.
  • In a pan dry roast the fenugreek seed till they become slightly brown.
  • Do not roast too much as this will make the pickle bitter.
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  • Dry roast the red chilies  in a pan.
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  • Grind the redchillis and fenugreek seeds together into a fine powder.
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  • Throw this onto the cut lemon and mix nicely using a dry spoon.
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  • In a pan heat the oil and throw in the mustard seeds.
  • Add this to the pickle and add turmeric powder and mix well.
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  • Transfer this to the glass bottle and cover this with a thin muslin cloth and tie this with the help of a rubber band.
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  • Keep this in sunlight for 3 –4 weeks ( inside the home where you get bright sunlight)
  • Every day with the help of a dry spoon mix the pickle nicely and close it.
  • No need to keep in the refrigerator.
  • After 4 weeks the skin of the lemon  will be soft and the lemon must have absorbed the spices.
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  • Now keep it in the fridge and enjoy with curd rice and love to have pickles with sambar rice too.
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Note:
  • In any step , ensure that there shouldn’t be any moisture and keep you hands always dry.
  • The containers you use should be dry and spoons too.
  • Always take care not to burn the vendayam and red chilis. This will make the pickle bitter.
  • sometimes my mom pressure cook the cut lemon pieces for a whistle but this will not have longer shelf life.
  • In this method, no need to keep it under the sunlight, just can be consumed immediately.
  • The oil will  be dried up , so after 4 weeks heat 2 tblsp of sesame oil and add to the pickle and mix well.

50 comments:

  1. very delicious pickle...love it wid curd rice..

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  2. Mouth watering pickles dear....

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  3. Super tangy pickle and I love the blue container you have used :)

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  4. looks wonderful...love lemon pickle.

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  5. pickle looks yummy! I have never attempted making them at home! Happy with "Sakthi masala"pickles! ;)

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  6. wow...tempting...dear.i too posted a pickle today

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  7. mouth watering... pickle.

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  8. looks lovely... since we don't get the sunlight here.. use the pressure cooker method.. :)

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  9. Pickle looks yummy,love to have it curd rice...cute jar and nice presentation...

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  10. Tangy spicy pickle..yum..Love that blue bowl...

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  11. mouthwatering tangy pickle awesome clicks

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  12. Am waiting to make some pickle, but looks like it is going to be cold here for ever :( Waiting for May-June. Will try this version of pickle then :)

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  13. Very nice pickle.. but we do not have enough sunlight here now..I guess it will not stay good.

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  14. looks so tangy and delicious.

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  15. Yummy pickle. Tempting! This is on my to try list :)

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  16. my mouth is already watering..luv it!... awesome pics...
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  17. Wow you tried on ur own, perfectly done dear...Looks nice n comfort!!

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  18. hi jeyashree
    after seeing ur recipe...i will make it n let u know...thanks a lot for posting the recipe..really....thanks....iam so happy to see this recipe....

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  19. i never thought when i asked u u will post it....thanks jeyashree. iam happy u take into consideration ur readers...

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  20. Wow, Nice clicks
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  21. your pics have really become much better jey :) i have never made any pickles myself either, amma makes everything for me.

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  22. Slurrp....tongue tickling pickle. Love the container very cute :)

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  23. Delicious one dear..Perfect with rice.

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  24. Lovely recipe,looks tempting.

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  25. Lovely pickle !! Me too not a big fan of lemon pickle but my hubby loves it !! Need to try !!

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  26. Nice! making pickle at home is so much fun right :)

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  27. wow yummy pickle,luks so tempting...

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  28. Always love lemon pickle.Feel like tasting immediately.

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  29. Tongue tickling pickle...looks yumm

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  30. Pickle is soooo tempting... and I specially have fallen in love with these little cute blue containers of yours.. Can you ship one to me phlzzzz :)

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  31. I have never made this pickle. You make it seem so simple.

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  32. Love lemon pickle a lootttttt and very tempting. Lovely pictures Jeyashri :)

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  33. hmmm...mouthwatering...with each snap the pickle gets more tempting:p

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  34. I never made this pickle. love it. so simple and easy

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  35. I am huge fan of lemon pickle...but never tried my hands in making it....pickle makes me drool...

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  36. mouthwatering pickle.....

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  37. Yummy and tangy pickle, thanks for sharing this traditional recipe..

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  38. Am a huge fan of this homemade lemon pickles,they came out prefectly..

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  39. Pickle looks so good, just for this pickle I can have some Thayir sadam now.

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  40. Lovely pictures and the recipe is very easy to make, shall try some time and the jar is so so cute

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  41. Wow... Perfectly done,jeyashri...Even i am not big fan of lemon pickle..but this sounds really healthy without much oil and spice..

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  42. I never made pickle but your recipe seems quite simple and turned out so tempting!

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  43. wow..first time here..ur blog is looking gorgeous....lovely clicks and good collection of recipe.......

    and the pickle is looking mouth watering.....I love lemon pickle.....book marked..this recipe seems easy to prepare....

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  44. Umm. Can have this anytime with paratha or dal chawal,,:)

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  45. Apt on time for summer Jeyashri...it looks perfect :)

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  46. I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

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  47. Hi there, this is a nice post. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. Food on Friday – Asian Food

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  48. Looks yummy Iam going to try this method.

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  49. Hi The lemon pickle looks yummy.Iam going to try this method. Thankyou

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