Easy lemon pickle


Here's the easiest lemon pickle you can make right at home; all you need is wild craving, lemons and a beautiful jar, but let's keep that optional.


15 lemon

2 tbsp ginger, sliced fine

2 tbsp garlic pods

¾ cup oil

4 dsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

1 tsp asafoetida powder

12 green chillies

2 sprigs curry leaves

½ cup salt


Light the stove and place the steamer with enough water

Once the steam starts to escape, place the lemons on the perforated plate

Close with the lid and let them steam for about 10 minutes

Open the lid, keep aside for the lemons to cool

Heat another pan and pour oil

Splutter mustard seeds and then toss in the fenugreek seeds

Now, put in the ginger and then the garlic pods

Throw in the green chillies as well

Saute until the raw smell leaves the pan

Add the curry leaves and turmeric powder

Add the red chilli powder and blend well until the gravy thickens a little

Take the lemons and cut each into 8 pieces

In a mason glass jar, layer some of the lemon pieces first

Now, scoop out the prepared masala and make another layer over the lemon pieces

Follow it up with a couple more sets of lemon pieces and the masala

Make sure the final layer on top is the masala

Keep closed for at least a week before trying this spicy pickle