Nutritional Facts of Lemon Pickle, Nimbu ka Achar, Zero Oil Pickle, Calories in Lemon Pickle, Nimbu ka Achar, Zero Oil Pickle

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle have?

One tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle gives 7 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 5 calories, proteins account for 1 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 1 calories.  One tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle provides about 0 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Spicy Lemon Pickle recipe. 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.

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lemon pickle recipe | nimbu ka achar | no oil lemon pickle | zero oil pickle | lemon pickle without oil | has hotness and sharpness that complements most Indian recipes. Learn how to make instant lemon pickle without oil.

To make spicy lemon pickle, nimbu ka achaar, you need only 5 ingredients, lemons, salt, haldi, hing and chilli powder which gives it the spiciness. When summer sets in, Indian women make achar at home. Avoid making Indian pickle in the monsoon as the pickle can get spoilt.

To make spicy lemon pickle first cook the whole lemons in 2 cups of water, little salt in a pressure cooker for 5 whistles. Drain the water and let them cool. Cut the lemon in quarters and deseed them. Combine the lemon, turmeric powder and salt in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes. Add the asafoetida and chilli powder and mix well. Serve immediately or store refrigerated and use as required.



Lemon pickle is one of the best pickles ever produced. Its hotness and sharpness complements most Indian recipes. This simple nimbu ka achar is devised for all those who love lemon pickles, but do not have the patience to wait till the pickle matures in the sun.

This nimbu ka achaar is quick, completely oil-free and absolutely traditional in taste.

Pressure cooking lemons combined with salt, chilli and asafoetida make this spicy enough to tickle your taste buds. In this no oil lemon pickle, pressure cooking makes the lemons soft – just perfect for the pickle. Note that you must use the exact amount of salt specified in the recipe to make nimbu ka achar.

Store this lemon pickle without oil refrigerated. It stays fresh for upto one week. Prefer to use a glass jar for storing lemon pickle.

Is Spicy Lemon Pickle healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Lemon, Lemon Juice : Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.

What's the problem?

Red chilli powder : Red chilli powder can set the taste buds on fire, and sometimes the tummy too! It is basically a spice blend consisting of one or two types of dried red chillies that are ground and pulverized into a fine powder. It is generally used to add spice to otherwise bland foods.

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss BUT have in moderation.

Can healthy individuals have tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle?

Yes. 

How to burn 7 calories that come from one tablespoon of Spicy Lemon Pickle?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 1 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 1  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy7 cal0%
Protein0.1 g0%
Carbohydrates1.4 g0%
Fiber0.2 g1%
Fat0.1 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C5 mg12%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium9.3 mg2%
Iron0 mg0%
Magnesium2.5 mg1%
Phosphorus1.3 mg0%
Sodium553.9 mg29%
Potassium34.8 mg1%
Zinc0 mg0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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