Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Lemon Pickle / Limbu nu Athanu

Ok this pickle is my most favorite one in childhood. I can have roti and pickle for my lunch and diner. My mom used to make this in big batch in pickle season and we eat year around. Coming to US I didn't made in that big batch but at least that much I make so I can enjoy and cherish for  days. This is not instant pickle, you have to wait at least two weeks to eat it but outcome is amazing. Before even writing this post I already finish two slices of lemon from jar. You have to put slices in salt and turmeric powder for at least good seven days or depend upon how fast the skin turned its color. Best time to make this in summer so it works fast. But hey anytime is pickle time for me. I didn't had time in summer so didn't made it but I can use fall sun which I can use for my pickle. Use new red chili powder for nice color, old one makes dull color. So Keep this things in mind before you make.

Ingredients :

8 big Limes or lemons
2 cups of grates jiggery (depend upon sourness of lemons, you can decrease or increase sweetness)
1 table spoon red chili powder
1 tsp. turmeric powder
salt to taste


Cut limes in half and then again half. If its big then make it 3 slices.
Add salt and turmeric powder and shake it well.

Keep the lid on and put it in sun.
Day 1

Day 3

shake it every day  3-4 times.

Day 5 , see how skin changes it color
At day 7 , add grated jiggery and red chili powder. leave it again in sun till it melts in sun heat.
It will take how hot the sun is. Mine took 3 days to melt.
Once its melted , take it out in glass bottle and enjoy with your diner or lunch.

Pickle is now ready to eat.
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  1. Looks delish! but I'm afraid I'll have to wait til next Summer to make it, as we don't have much in the way of sunshine herer right now :

  2. Super pickle, perfect side dish for thayir sadham...

  3. Pickle looks perfect, luv the step-by step pics :)

  4. Its my fav too. Can have it almost everyday as a condiment with rice. That zang is so good esp paired with rasam and sambar.

  5. Just the name pickle in a post makes me salivate. Nice recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow...they are it dear!!

  7. reading itself I am drooling...super recipe

  8. Yummy looking pickle I too made something similar will post soon like u said anytime is pickle time for me too.

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