Home Pickle Lemon pickle recipe | pickle recipes

Lemon pickle recipe | pickle recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
2336 views
LEMON PICKLE RECIPE
       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 .

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.

IMG_9859

  • Wash and clean a glass bottle and nicely dry this without even a drop of water.

IMG_9856

  • 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.
IMG_9862 IMG_9863
  • Cut the lemon into small  size pieces.

IMG_9864

  • 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.

IMG_9865

  • Dry roast the red chilies  in a pan.

IMG_9866

  • Grind the redchillis and fenugreek seeds together into a fine powder.

IMG_9867

  • Throw this onto the cut lemon and mix nicely using a dry spoon.
IMG_9868 IMG_9869
  • In a pan heat the oil and throw in the mustard seeds.
  • Add this to the pickle and add turmeric powder and mix well.

IMG_9871

  • Transfer this to the glass bottle and cover this with a thin muslin cloth and tie this with the help of a rubber band.

IMG_9873

  • 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.

pickle

  • Now keep it in the fridge and enjoy with curd rice and love to have pickles with sambar rice too.

lemon pickle
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.

You may also like

56 comments

Bonny John November 29, 2014 - 5:33 am

I think pickles should be in 'Achar bharanis' rather than in glass bottles.

Reply
Jeya Prabha V July 21, 2015 - 6:38 am

Jeyashri..Can you suggest an alternative for glass bottle? I don't have one at hand now 🙁

Reply
jeyashri suresh July 22, 2015 - 1:40 am

A ceramic bowl will do jeya prabha.

Reply
Siddha Tk March 26, 2017 - 9:44 am

I made the pickle as described. However after one week it developed fungus growth. Can you let me know how to avoid this. We had taken all attempt to have all ingredients as dry as possible. Please advise.

Reply
Siddha Tk March 27, 2017 - 4:20 pm

Though I took all precaution (as dry as possible, without any trace of water) I developed fungus growth in the pickle. Please let me know how to prevent this.
)

Reply
jeyashri suresh March 27, 2017 - 11:49 pm

Sometimes it depends on the climatic conditions of the place you live in too. Make in small batches to avoid this.

Reply
1 2

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: