Saturday, 10 December 2011

Nimboo ka meetha achaar (Lemon pickle - sweet)

Ripe lemon 50   
Clove 20  
Black cardamom 15
Black pepper 20gm  
Cinnamon 5gm 
Mace(javitri) 5gm 
Bayleaf 5
Nutmeg (jaifal) 1/2 
Asafoetida (heeng) 1/2 tsp
salt - equal to 10 lemon (in weight)
Sugar - equal to 20 lemon (in weight)  

Wash lemons and dry them. Cut each lemon into 4 pieces. Grind all the spices a bit rough (mota). Put all the lemon pieces in a glass Jar (martaban), add heeng, salt, sugar and ground spices.Cover the jar with a clean cloth and keep it in the open (under the sky) for 15 days (and nights). After 15 days Pickle will be ready to eat.

Note: for this pickle sun light (dhoop) and dew (oas, shabnam) are equally important.                                                                    


  1. awesome recipe..will give it a try..:)

  2. thanks Poonam...I hope you enjoy it.
    Do try the other recipes too :)


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