Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lemon Ginger Pickle

This is a very simple pickle prepared with fresh lemons, ginger and green chillies. It is very easy to prepare and tastes great with with curd rice. If refrigerated and handled properly, it will stay fresh for a month. Today we will learn how to make Lemon ginger pickle following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Lemon Ginger Pickle

Lemon ginger pickle

Lemon Ginger Pickle-Quick Lemon Pickle

Easy lemon ginger pickle

 Prep Time : 25 mins (including soaking time)
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1 cup
 Recipe CategoryPickles
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh juicy lemons - 6 medium size
   Green chillies - 4-5 medium size (finely chopped)
   Ginger - 1/4 cup finely chopped
   Salt -3 tbsp flat (crystal/rock salt powdered)
   Fenugreek powder - 1 tsp
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1/4 cup
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Asafoetida/hing -1/2 tsp


Preparation

Dry roast fenugreek seeds and powder it. I usually dry roast 2-3 tbsp and store it for future use as it is difficult to grind 1-2 tsp in my mixie.

lemon chilli pickle

Wash, peel, pat it dry and finely chop ginger. Chop green chillies also finely.


Bring water to rolling boil. Soak lemon in boiling water for half an hour. After half an hour, drain the water completely, wipe it dry with a clean towel and cut each lemon into 8 pieces.

Add turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and salt  to it as shown in the picture above.


Method

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add asafoetida, finely chopped green chillies, ginger and cook for a few minutes on medium heat.

how to make lemon ginger chilli pickle

Then pour the oil along with the ginger and green chillies evenly all over the lemon. Leave it for 10 minutes. Do not mix it.

After 10 minutes, mix it well. Store it in a sterilized bottle once it cools and refrigerate it. It is ready for use after a day or two. The lemons will absorb the flavors and the skin of the lemon will become soft in a day or two.

easy lemon pickle

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73 comments:

  1. Mouth watering pickle. great combo. Hey padhu, please collect your tage award from my blog.

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  2. This is definitely very healthy and refreshing.

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  3. This pickle is a sure winner....

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  4. mouthwartering pickle..looks so delicious..


    www.foodlyrics.com

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  5. cute presentation....excellent combo..yummy yumm!!!

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  6. i alwaysw wait for ur posts to see whats the next creative creation u r going to make....very nice as usal....the pickle is making me drooled....

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  7. Padhu,

    Lemon ginger pickle looks good. i like lemon flower

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  8. such a beautiful presentation....pickle looks delicious...

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  9. wow this is a wonderful pickle, I like the carving on lemon.. looks very pretty.

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  10. very interesting, and such a lovely colour it has got...looks very good padhu...

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  11. I am ready for pickle of any kind and this non-red pickle sounds delicious. Some good small lemons are just starting to come. Will give this a try.

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  12. Mouthwatering and beautiful pickles, never combines lemon and ginger, sounds yumm..

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  13. Thanks for posting it. Been searching for recipe.
    looks easy to prepare.Will try and let u know

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  14. Very interesting pickle Padhu, I am bookmarking this, thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Dear Padhu..I'm surely making this Lemon-ginger pickle rightt away as I have all the ingredients at home..lol. Love ur lemony flowers..

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  16. வைட் கலர் ப்ளேட்கு பதிலா கொஞ்சம் டார்க் கலர் ப்ளேட்ல இதே மாறி டெகரேட் பண்ணிருந்தா டிசைன் இன்னும் எடுப்பாக இருந்திருக்குமே?லெமன் பிளவர் சூப்பரா இருக்கு.

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  17. I am done with my dinner now.But your lemon ginger pickle makes me drool for another bowl of curd rice.Looks so yummy.

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  18. I just told my friend who has a little one about your blog, hopefully she will learn how to decorate the plate to make eating vegetable fun for her girl.

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  19. hmmm. I love home made pickles...
    This sounds interesting. Must give a try..

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  20. yummy and mouthwatering pickle.my hubby's fav

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  21. This is completely new to me..I love the combo...hey easy to make and please the tastebuds :) thanks

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  22. my mom often makes this pickle...have to try it myself...thnx for sharing....

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  23. Very simple, healthy, and mouthwatering pickle (the lime definitely makes the mouth water :). Love the presentation here.

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  24. mmm mouthwaterin Pickle, Thanks a Lot for vising my blog and for your sweet comments!!!

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  25. i just love ur pickle, dear..looks fab

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  26. Lemon ginger pickle with curd rice is an ultimatum.Can have it at any time.Nice dish to start the summer.

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  27. lemon pickles would be great with my fav curd rice...

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  28. the pickle looks very refreshing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you.

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  29. very nice pickle, i make it slightly different, but will definitely try out his variation. there is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

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  30. wow i love this pickle a lot...nice presentatn

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  31. Delicious combo..simple and yummm

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  32. Dear, I am glad to say that I have a chance to share few awards with you. Please collect your awards from my blog. Cheers...

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  33. Looks very good! I'm sure it tastes heavenly - love the flavor of ginger in anything!

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  34. lemon pickle , I love pickled lemons ,nice photo :)

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  35. The flower pattern in lemon, OMG ! Tasty lemon ginger pickle!

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  36. Used to prepare lemon pickle.but tried adding ginger..Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  37. I never tried lemon with curd rice. I hope I will also like it.

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  38. wow u r blog and recipes r so good and very creative i love it.

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  39. mouthwatering pickle!.. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. homemade pickle..what could be more amazing that that..hmm

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  41. First time here.... Interesting blog with beautiful pictures and recipes. Yummy pickle...

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  42. woow..new to me..and lovely combo...will give a try...thx for sharing..frst time hr..will keep visiitng!

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  43. Hmm, nice spicy lemon pickle.. Padhu, pls accept the award dear..

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  44. Hi. The pickle looks so good and so well presented.

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  45. Wow wonderful mouthwatering pickle. Great presentation as well.

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  46. hi Padhu, i'm a first timer on your blog...you have such an interesting blog...i just love how creative you are with your presentations...do keep up the great work...i have just started taking interest in blogging n' blogs like yours are truly inspiring..

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  47. Can never have enough of pickles!! Curd rice or parathas without pickles?? No way!!

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  48. Padu
    Thank s for visiting my blog. ur recipes look so delicious and art with food looks very creative.
    B
    http://sizzlinspice.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi Padhu,
    Delicious recipe! Perfect for summer.

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  50. Lovely and tasty pickle dear....
    Great presentation too.
    Deepa

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  51. Nice recipe. Never tried lemon and ginger combo in pickle. But it must tasty I guess. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Pls Collect ur award from my blog dear

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  53. Thanks for posting this Padhu..i was searching all over the internet for an easy pickle recipe and voila i have now found it..will try it out soon..

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  54. Hi,

    You have a wonderful food blog. I love the way you present the preparations. I tried this pickle recipe today. Have one question though, should I refrigerate it? I just finished making this. Thanks for the recipe.

    Chandra

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  55. Dear Chandra
    Yes, you have to refrigerate it.

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  56. Hi Padhu,

    Thanks for your response. The pickle tastes really good. We were getting bored of eating the store bought pickles. Thanks again for this yummy recipe.

    Chandra

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  57. If you put it in a sterilized jar and seal it, how long can you leave it? I am looking for something that lasts a long time, more than a month.

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  58. Alliumstozinnias - This will not stay for long. You can have it for a maximum of 1 month if kept in the refrigerator and handled properly.

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  59. Is it a must to keep it in the refrigerator.
    Dosent it stay good outside

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