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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Makes 1/2 cup.
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3 (approx. 150 grams) lemon
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp salt

  1. Combine the lemons with 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Drain and cool completely.
  2. Cut the lemons in quarters in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the turmeric powder and salt, mix well and leave aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the asafoetida and chilli powder. Mix well.
  5. Serve immediately or store refrigerated for upto 1 week.
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 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
 on 15 Mar 13 02:38 PM

Nice quick lemon pickle recipe. Spicy and tangy.