Jun 22, 2011

Lemon Pickle

I made this pickle with the lemons I got from our backyard. I made lemon rice using one last week and the I used 4 lemons for making this pickle. Felt so good.  This is basically my patti's recipe. But most of us use the same recipe to make pickle.  Here goes the recipe:-

Ingredients:-
  1. Lemon - 4 Nos (Medium sized - US lemons)
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Red chillies powder - 2 tsp (acc to taste)
  4. Sesame oil - 3 tbsp
  5. turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  6. Fenugreek - 2tsp
  7. Mustard  - 1/4 tsp +1/2 tsp
  8. Asafoetida powder - few pinches.
First cut the lemon into small cube sized. Sprinkle the required amount of salt on it and keep it aside in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days depending upon how well the lemon is soaked. Mine took 3 days to soak fully in salt.  When you are ready to make pickle, first dry roast fenugreek and mustard (1/4 tsp) and grind it into fine powder.Preheat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and let it fry for couple of minutes. Do not burn it. Add the ingredients to the soaked lemon and mix it  well.  Now add the ground fenugreek & Mustard powder to it and mix it well. Let it  soak for couple of hours  before we start using it.  Store it in a air tight container and can be used for one week to 10 days.

12 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

mouthwatering vidhya...hope ur kids enjoy being back in US

Priti said...

One of my fav. I used to eat these a lot...now that your tempting me again

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love this all times with creamy curd rice!

Kadhyaa... said...

alays loved it with curd rice

Priya said...

Nothing will beat homemade pickles na, love this pickle simply with a bowl of curd rice..

Hari Chandana said...

Looks absolutely perfect.. love it :)
Indian Cuisine

Champa said...

Just curious. Are you same Vidya Venkatesh who was in birmingham (Hoover to be precise) AL about 10 years back?

Saras said...

Love to have with curd rice..I am drooling here!!

lata raja said...

one tangy pickle to go with curd rice. You are right most of us do the pickle similarly. Love this one!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Must be really satisfying to make pickles from lemons in the backyard.Nice recipe.

Arundhuti said...

Absolutely tempting!

anu said...

Yum and tangy Lemon Pickle