Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle | Sweet And Sour Naaranga Achar


Authentic Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle – A Culinary Delight

Discover the wonderful world of Kerala’s culinary heritage with our exquisite creation – Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle. This delectable fusion of sweet succulent dates and tangy lemons, encapsulates the essence of Kerala’s rich flavors and traditional techniques. Let us delve into the history, health benefits and servings of this Sweet And Sour Naaranga Achar.

Unveiling Kerala’s Culinary Treasures

Kerala, often referred as “God’s Own Country”, boasts a culinary heritage, as vibrant and diverse as its landscapes. From a lush produce and aromatic spices, Kerala Cuisine reflects the state’s natural abundance and cultural tapestry. Our Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle is a culinary gem that offers a delightful combination of flavors, cherished for generations.

A Symphony Of Flavors

At the heart of this delicacy, lies a harmonious symphony of flavors. Fresh lemons infuse the pickle with their distinctive tang, while the luscious, plump dates provide a natural sweetness that balances the taste profile. Carefully selected aromatic spices enhance the pickle’s complexity and depth creating a culinary masterpiece.

Health Benefits Worth Savoring

Beyond the enchanting taste and appeal, Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle also offers a range of health benefits. Lemons, rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, contribute to digestion and immune system support. Dates, a natural source of energy, brings their fiber content and essential minerals. The combo of these two ingredients not only delights the taste buds but also nourishes the body.

Serving Suggestions For Culinary Excellence

The versatility of Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle lends to a myriad of serving suggestions. You can elevate your traditional Sadya by pairing the pickle with an array of vegetarian dishes, thereby adding a zesty punch to the feast. You can embrace culinary fusion by using the pickle as a condiment for wraps, sandwiches and burgers, infusing your meals with zest. You can enhance the flavors of your rice dishes such as pulao and biriyani, or even steamed rice, by indulging in the pickle’s exquisite flavor.


With the perfect blend of tang combined with sweetness, this pickle dish invites you to experience the magic of Kerala kitchens in every bite. Revel in the union of flavor, tradition and health benefits that this pickle offers and let your taste buds dance with joy as you embark on a gastronomic journey through God’s Own Country.


Kerala Homemade Lemon Dates Pickle | Sweet And Sour Naaranga Achar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 20 people



  • Chop lemon, dates, ginger and garlic.
  • Grind half of the chopped dates with 3 tbsp vinegar into a smooth fine paste.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds for 3-4 minutes. Keep this aside.
  • Heat sesame oil in a vessel and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute it for 5 minutes in medium flame.
  • Then add lemon, remaining dates and dry roasted mustard & fenugreek seeds. Combine well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add previously prepared dates paste and mix well.
  • Add red chilly powder, salt and vinegar.
  • Combine well and remove from the flame. Let it cool and store in an airtight container for one week. After one week the pickle is ready for use.
  • Kerala Homemade Sweet And Sour Lemon Dates Pickle


You can visit this link White Lemon Pickle. You can also visit this link Kerala Lime Pickle.
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