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Nimbu Ka Meetha Achar (Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe)

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Sweet lemon pickle

Sweet lemon pickle

Pickles are an integral part of Indian dining. Whether you are at a restaurant, a roadside eatery, or at home, having some pickle with every meal is a must. Not only do pickles make the foods tastier, but they are also rich in healthy probiotics.

The best time to prepare this particular pickle is in the spring, when the market is flooded with farm-fresh, bright and juicy lemons. Select fruits that are unblemished, firm yet spongy, and bright in colour in order to make a pickle that will keep well for a year or more.

This pickle is so delicious that you can serve it plain with any Indian flatbread. Of course it goes well with any main or side dish, too.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

10 min

30 min

numerous servings

Ingredients

  • 300 grams lemons, washed and wiped dry
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 tsp rai (mustard seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp methi dana (fenugreek seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp heeng (asafoetida powder)
  • 1 tsp saunth (ginger powder)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
  • 50 grams salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cut the lemons into 8 pieces each, removing as many seeds as possible. Set aside.
  2. Dry-roast the jeera, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds on low heat stirring constantly until they become aromatic and change a little in colour. Transfer the mixture to a plate, let cool completely, and then grind them coarsely. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the lemon pieces, the coarsely ground spices, ginger powder, heeng, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Stir until all the spices combine nicely.
  4. Add the sugar and lemon juice. Stir again until the lemons are well coated with the spice mixture.
  5. Transfer the pickle to a glass jar and close the cap. Shake the jar, keep in the sun all day long for 20-25 days. Shake the jar each morning and evening.
  6. After 20-25 days, the pickle will be ready to eat. Serve and enjoy.

Nimbu Ka Meetha Achar (Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 20, 2020:

It certainly is deliciously tangy. Thank you, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 19, 2020:

I have never had a lemon-type pickle, but it sounds tasty. Thanks for your recipe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 23, 2020:

Thank you, Aurelio.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 23, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipes, Suchismita.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 23, 2020:

Rajah, not at all, but you're always welcomed.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 22, 2020:

Thank you, Miebakagh.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 22, 2020:

I am not much for pickles or lemon but my hubby loves both. I'll forward this to him so he can make some.

Suchismita Pradhan from India on April 22, 2020:

This is my favorite.I love pickles they are always part of my meal.Thanks for sharing.Keep writing such tasty receipes to enlighten the readers like me.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 22, 2020:

Rajah, glad to hear from you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 21, 2020:

Thank you, Nithya.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 21, 2020:

Thank you Devika for trying out the lemon pickle recipe.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 21, 2020:

I love lime pickles; I will try out this recipe.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 21, 2020:

I tried your previous recipe on lemon pickle and would this one as well. I like the recipe and lemon pickle is refreshing and adds flavor to the food.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 21, 2020:

Yes, you should try this one. It is quite yummy as well.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 21, 2020:

Yes, I will. Thank you, Miekabagh.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 20, 2020:

I don't think I have ever had anything quit like this to eat. It looks good and I would love to give it a try.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 20, 2020:

Beautiful blend of sweet and savoury pickle, I am a fan of pickle and will definitely try...

Thank you for sharing Rajan

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 20, 2020:

Hello Rajah, this dish as regards the ingredients can help the body resist cold infections. I hope point out this to your readers in your next review. Thanks for sharing.