Instant Lemon Pickle (Spicy Pickled Lemon) Recipe

Updated on April 19, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Pickles are the Best Condiments

You can make spicy pickled lemons in many ways. A few varieties call for a resting period, while a few are instant. In this busy world, people like to make food you can eat right away, rather than the ones that demand a longer resting period.

This spicy pickled lemon recipe doesn't need setting time. You can use it immediately or preserve it in the refrigerator and use up to a week. Here, I have not used any oil or preservatives. This is a traditional way of making this delicious dish.

Here, pressure-cooked lemons are mixed with red chili powder, asafoetida, salt, and a bit of turmeric powder. Pressure cooking the lemons makes their skin soft. You can cut them with your fingers. This fantastic blend of lemons and spices makes this pickle an appetizing side dish.

On to the recipe!

Instant Lemon Pickle (Spicy Pickled Lemon)

Instant lemon pickle
Instant lemon pickle
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Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: A small cup of lemon pickle

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons
  • 1 tsp red chili powder, if you want it more spicy, add 1/2 tsp more chili powder.
  • 2 pinches asafoetida/hing powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • a pinch turmeric powder

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Spicy Pickled Lemon

  1. Wash lemons. Add two glasses of water to a pressure cooker. Cook the lemons up to 4 whistles.
  2. Remove the cooker lid once the pressure releases naturally. Take out the lemons. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cut each of them in 4 equal parts. Remove the seeds. Discard them.
  4. Put the lemons in a bowl. Add turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Now, add red chili powder and asafoetida/hing powder. Mix well with a clean, dry spoon.
  6. Done. Your favorite spicy pickled lemons ready! You can use it immediately or store in a refrigerator and use for up to a week.
  7. Serve this pickle as a side dish with any type of meal. It enhances the flavor of your food. Enjoy eating!

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LemonsStep one: Pressure cook the lemons up to 4 whistlesStep two: Take them out. Chop each of them in four equal parts. Remove the seeds. Discard them. Mix the lemons with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.Step three: Add red chili powder and asafoetida/hing powder. Mix well.Now, your spicy lemon pickle is ready!You can use it instantly or store it in a refrigerator and use up to a week. Enjoy the taste!
Lemons
Lemons
Step one: Pressure cook the lemons up to 4 whistles
Step one: Pressure cook the lemons up to 4 whistles
Step two: Take them out. Chop each of them in four equal parts. Remove the seeds. Discard them. Mix the lemons with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
Step two: Take them out. Chop each of them in four equal parts. Remove the seeds. Discard them. Mix the lemons with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
Step three: Add red chili powder and asafoetida/hing powder. Mix well.
Step three: Add red chili powder and asafoetida/hing powder. Mix well.
Now, your spicy lemon pickle is ready!
Now, your spicy lemon pickle is ready!
You can use it instantly or store it in a refrigerator and use up to a week. Enjoy the taste!
You can use it instantly or store it in a refrigerator and use up to a week. Enjoy the taste!

Nutritional Information of Spicy Pickled Lemon

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 20
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 580 mg24%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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