White Lemon Pickle | Vella Naaranga Achar


A Tangy Delight: Unveiling Secrets Of White Lemon Pickle

White Lemon Pickle is a flavorful and tangy condiment that adds a zesty punch to meals. Known for the distinctive aroma and taste, Vella Naaranga Achar has been cherished in various cuisines all over the world for centuries. White Lemon Pickle is typically tangy and spicy, adding a burst of flavors to a variety of dishes. It is commonly served as an accompaniment with rice or Indian flatbread. Pickles should be savored in small quantities due to its strong flavors.

Historical Significance And Cultural Roots Of White Lemon Pickle

There is a common belief that the word ‘pickle’ comes from the Dutch word ‘pekel’ meaning brine or saline. The word ‘achar’ that is widely used in India is believed to have Persian roots as it refers to salted meats, pickles or fruits preserved in salt, vinegar or honey.

Ingredients That Make White Lemon Pickle Special

Preparation of pickles vary from region to region. White Lemon Pickle is prepared using yellow or white lemons which are known for their tanginess. The procedure involves preserving sliced semi boiled lemons in a mixture of spices and salt, thereby allowing the flavors to develop in time.

The Importance Of Fresh And Ripe Lemons For Achieving The Desired Flavor

Fresh and ripe lemons have a robust and vibrant flavor that enhances the taste of the pickles. The essential oils present in lime peel contributes to the overall aroma of the dish. Fresh and ripe lemons has higher juice content that is essential for the pickling process. Ripe lemons have a soft texture making it easy to slice. Fresh lemons with minimal blemishes and intact peels are best suited for long term preservation. These have lower risk of spoilage.

Health Benefits Of White Lemon Pickle

Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports immune system, aids iron absorption, helps in collagen production for good skin and promotes overall well being. Antioxidants protect body from free radicals. Lemon pickles aid in digestion. The acidic nature of lemons stimulate production of digestive juices promoting better digestion and alleviating issues of digestion.


White Lemon Pickle is a versatile condiment that combines tanginess of lemons with a medley of aromatic spices. With its rich history, distinctive aroma and flavors and health benefits, White Lemon Pickle continues to be a beloved addition to any meal.


White Lemon Pickle | Vella Naaranga Achar

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


  • 10-12 nos Lemon Wash and pat dry
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • Birds eye chillies A handful, kaandhari mulak
  • 2 tsp Black seeds Karinjeerakam
  • 4 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt As required


  • Take all the ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook the lemon in boiling water for 5-10 minutes
  • When it starts boiling, turn off the flame and add chilli and garlic.
  • Convert it into a colander and let it cool
  • Cut each lemon into four pieces and add black seed, vinegar and salt to taste.
  • Keep the pickle intact in an airtight jar atleast two weeks for the flavours to set.


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