Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Sweet Lemon Pickle

Homemade sweet lemon pickle, spicy and hot ,sweet and tangy , a taste that will leave you licking your fingers.


240 grams/ 8 oz preserved lemons
180 grams/ 6 oz jaggery
120 grams/ 4oz achar masala
2 tablespoons  sunflower oil
2 red dried chillies


1.Cut the preserved lemons into small bite size pieces( appox 1 inch )
2. Place the preserved lemons on a sheet of kitchen paper and place on a tray, leave to dry in a warm place or  in sunlight  for few hours.
3. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan when hot add the red chillies and jaggery.
4.Cook the jaggery on a low heat untill it melts , Once the jaggery is soft add the achar masala and mix well.
5. Take off the heat and allow to cool to room temparature.
6. Stir in the semi dried preserved lemons, cover the pan and leave it in a cool dry place for 7 days.
7. Each day stir the lemon pickle once in the morning and once at night.
8. After a couple of days you will find that the sweet masala will infuse into the lemons and coat them really well.
9. After 7 days transfer the pickle into sterelised jars and keep in a cool dry place or in the fridge.
10. Pickle is ready to eat and will keep up to 4-6 weeks.
Seve pickle with parthas and puris.

You may like:
Carrot Pickle
Achar Masala (Pickle masala)


  1. Mouth watering pickle. All you need is curd rice to go with it.

  2. Sweet pickle sounds interesting..looks very tempting.

  3. Surely tastes yummy with lime...we make it with ginger too....yumm..I eat it with anything...

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  4. Oh chatakedar lemon pickle..hummmm perfect with thepla!!

  5. Lovely lemon sweet pickle,looks tasty

  6. Dear Nayna
    How are you? Happy New year !! Here after a long time I guess.
    Sweet lemon pickle is a favorite of my wife, I got few bottles from Calcutta.
    Let me check if she wants to make it at home with your recipe.
    Have a nice day

  7. OMG! very tempting pickle...mouth watering here..ur clicks making me hungry now

  8. Droolworthy pickle. I make this with sugar. Next time, shall try with jaggery.

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  10. Just the recipe I have been looking for.Shall get back to you after making it,looks like it will take some time,(need to make the preserved lemons first)

  11. made this pickle at home?..kudos to you ! looks so tempting...

  12. Never had this sweet lemon pickle,sounds very yummy and interesting..

  13. Great looking achar. Would love this with my theplas.

  14. its 2 good. bouthe he aache dish hai...

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  15. Hi Nayana

    Tasty and Tangy Pickle. Could have it any point of the day.


  16. Would never have thought of making a lemony pickle. Sounds great.

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