Spicy Lemon Pickle

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Lemon pickle is one of the best pickles ever produced. Its hotness and sharpness complements most Indian recipes. This simple recipe is devised for all those who love lemon pickles, but do not have the patience to wait till the pickle matures in the sun. It is quick, completely oil-free and absolutely traditional in taste. Pressure cooked lemons combined with salt, chilli and asafoetida make this spicy lemon pickle. Pressure cook the lemons till they are soft and the skin gives way under the pressure of your thumb. Store it refrigerated for upto one week.

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3 medium lemon
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp salt
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp chilli powder

  1. Combine the lemon with 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain well and cool completely.
  3. Cut the lemon in quarters and deseed them.
  4. Combine the lemon, turmeric powder and salt in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the asafoetida and chilli powder and mix well.
  6. Serve immediately or store refrigerated and use as required.

Handy tip:

  1. This pickle stays for upto a week when stored refrigerated in an air-tight container.

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Spicy Lemon Pickle
 on 23 Sep 13 10:47 AM

I made this spicy lemon pickle and instant sweet lemon picle last month when somebody sent me a bag of lemons. Prior to this i had never made lemon pickle. And surprisingly both the pickles were relished by all in the family.every second day my daughter asks for paranthe with a mix of both the pickles
Spicy Lemon Pickle
 on 15 Mar 13 02:38 PM

Nice quick lemon pickle recipe. Spicy and tangy.