Nov 8, 2008

Oil less Lemon Pickle

This is the week # 2 for the Recipe Marathon.This
week I like to post the dishes that comes under
"Preserves". Indian kitchen is not complete without
this precious preserves..starting from podis to pickles.
Today I am giving my Grandma's signature Lemon
pickle without oil..She makes a whole batch in a big
Jaadi ( jar ).She uses freshly grounded salt and chillies.
Here goes the recipe .
Lemon - 1/4 kg
Salt - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Wash the lemon well and with 2 cups of water pressure cook the lemon for 1 whistle.
  • Cool the lemon completely.
  • Chop the lemons into big pieces.
  • Add salt and chilli powder to this.Mix well.
  • Dry roast the methi seeds and hing and powder it.Mix this to the pickle.
  • Keep it under the sun for 3 days.Mix well at the end of each day.
  • Store in the airtight clear jar.
  • It is better to use wooden spoon to the pickle since the metals react with pickle and make them spoil easily.
  • Always use ceramic or glass jars to make pickles.

Check my other Marathon runners.

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Curry Leaf 7)Medha 8)Priya 9)Bhawna 10)Raaji 11)Ruchii 12)Anu 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Pavani 23)Kamalika


Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Lemon Pickle with curd rice. Yummy.

rekhas kitchen said...

ha ha haa i will go with lakshmi wow with curd rice and u r pickle looks perfect i always make with out oil only and that stays year full nice entry dear

Priya said...

Mouthwatering pickle Kamala..oil less i vote for...delicious one..

Madhu said...

looks so good, drool..

Bhawana said...

wow what a coincidence. today in the morning my hubby was asking for lemon pickle. a must try pickle oilless. I bookmarked it.

Cham said...

Excellent, never steamed so no need to wait longer Perfect pickle color!

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely with curd rice.I too had made this once.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks authentic..I remember my grandma making this often and distributing to everyone..

DK said...

Oil Less did u say? Bookmarked!

Srivalli said...

That must be fabulous nice on diet!..

Divya Kudua said...

Lemon pickle is an absolute favorite with kanji..oil-free recipe is a keeper!!

Malar Gandhi said...

No thallipu at all! It my choice then. I hate pickles when loaded with oil.

Priya said...

Dear Kamala..i have something for u on my blog..

Anonymous said...

oh i like this grandmom used to make a variation of this..we used to get to eat it with parathas for breakfast..

Laavanya said...

Pickle looks spicy & delish.. bookmarked to try.

Medhaa said...

this looks yumm