The very name Lemon is associated with freshness. Lemon is an all season pickle suitable for all times and an all time favorite to all.
👉Hungry? A bowlful of hot steaming rice, a spoonful of ghee with a piece of lemon pickle is all that you need.
👉Feeling hot and tired on a sunny afternoon?
A bowl of cool curd rice with a lemon pickle piece thrown in and you will be back to a cool head.
👉 Have fever with a bitter taste in the mouth?
Lick a lemon piece to feel good once more.
👉Have morning sickness?
Lemon pickle is the only thing your stomach accepts.
👉Full of VitaminC, good for your health and this pickle tingles your taste too.
And we could go on and on. But before you yawn and yawn, let us get down to the nuts and bolts.
Rock salt 100gms
Turmeric 1 teaspoon
Methi 2 tsp
Mirchi powder 100gms
Sesame oil 200gms
Mustard 1 tsp
Choose thin skinned yellow lemons as they are juicy. Wash and dry them with a clean cloth. Keep aside 5 lemons, cut the rest into eight pieces each. Squeeze the juice of the 5 lemons and cut them also into pieces.Put all the lemon pieces into a plastic tub. Add 100gms of rock salt, one tsp turmeric, mix well and cover and store for 3 to 4 days. On the 4th day, fry 2 tsp of methi seeds to a dark brown color and grind to a fine powder.By now the lemons would have softened and oozed out juice with the touch of salt. To this, add methi powder, 100 gms of mirchi powder( choose a red color spicy variety) and mix well. Heat 200gms of Sesame oil in a kadai and splutter one tsp of mustard seeds. Shut the gas and add 5gms of hing to the oil. After the oil cools down, pour on the lemon mix, mix well and store in a dry jar. Do not touch with a wet hand or spoon to keep fresh through the year.
A lick of our (avakaya.com) Lemon pickle is sure to get you to the 7th heaven.
Of course, if you want to continue your stay there, you can try all our pickle and powder varieties one by one!
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