Nimbu Ka Achaar -- Indian Style Lime Pickle

Two days back, here in UK the place where i live had a shower of hail stones and still we are having our jackets on. Here we are eagerly waiting for sun to show up. But back in India, Sun is showing all its hotness by making new recording temperatures this year. I personally suggest all my family and friends to be hydrated to beat the heat.  
One most interesting thing which most of people in Summer is to make and taste new pickles. Thats so yummy thing to do.Pickles are always a compliment to the food in south india, we have it along with curd/yogurt rice or with any breakfast or with roti or any thing which we want to make it spicy. In north india we add some sweetness to the pickles .... but in south we like full of spice.  Every house has its own variations for pickles and taste. So if you start searching for a pickle (achaar), you we will loaded with tons of variations.
Todays post is lime/lemon pickle which is not too spicy but its tangy that your mouth get watery.Its simple to make and uses quite few ingredients.


Limes (yellow) : 9 
Salt: 4 tablespoons
Red Chilli powder: 3 tablespoons
Lime Juie: 3 tablespoons
Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon

Oil : 4 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds: 1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds: 1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies : 2 (broken in half)
Asafoetida: 1/4 teaspoon



  • Wash and clean the limes with dry cloth. Let it completely dry.
  • Cut each lime in 8 pieces. And deseed it.
  • In clean dry jar, pop in limes,lime juice, salt and turmeric powder and shake well until completely mixed.
  • Shake this jar twice a day for a week.
  • Then add Red chilli powder and keep it for a 3 -4 days. Shake twice a day.
Time for tempering:

  • In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. After mustard seeds start to crack add Red chillies, cumin seeds and at last add asafoetida. Turn off the heat.
  • Let the mixture cool and then mix it with the pickle.


Always make sure your jar and limes are dry before you proceed your process and mix it twice a day.
You can increase your spice and salt at any point. 

Yummy...then let set pickle it


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