Kerala Lemon Pickle


Kerala Lemon Pickle

Kerala Lemon Pickle is a great accompaniment with Indian meals. Hot, spicy and tangy flavored Kerala Lemon Pickle is simply irresistible and goes great with biriyani dishes. Kerala Lemon Pickle is unique and tasty with steamed lemon slices blended with a spicy chilly mixture and other seasonings. Kerala Lemon Pickle is one of the easiest of dishes that can be easily prepared at home. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Lemon Pickle here.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Kerala Lemon Pickle, first wash the lemons properly.
  • Steam the lemons for 2 - 3 mins.
  • Allow it to cool and then dry them using a clean dry cloth.
  • Heat gingelly oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds followed by fenugreek seeds.
  • Add turmeric powder and saute on a moderate heat.
  • Add ginger, garlic and green chillies and stir, till the color changes.
  • Switch off the heat.
  • Add chilly and asafetida powders while the mixture is hot and mix nicely.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Add salt.
  • Slice the lemons into four.
  • Carefully mix the seasoning and lemons.
  • Add 2 tbsp of vinegar and mix it slowly.
  • Transfer Kerala Lemon Pickle into a dry container.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of gingelly oil and allow it to cool and then pour the oil on the top of the pickle.
  • :- This will prevent fungus.
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Response (9)
  1. j
    john January 9, 2009

    good keep it up

  2. J
    John January 9, 2009

    Not tried it yet. I would like to know what other oil can I use instead of gingely oil? Could I use olive or canola oil? Difficult to get gingely oil here! Thanks.

  3. A
    Anusha January 21, 2009

    John- Gingelly oil is the best – i dont think it will go well with the oilve and canola oil

  4. s
    susan sarish sunny February 27, 2009

    This is a superb recipe and i am really happy for you. My whole family cum friends has asked me to make this lemon/lime pickle again and so i am going to make it today itself…..Cheers to you!!!

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