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Sweet Lemon Pickle with Jaggery recipe

Sweet Lemon Pickle with Jaggery

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
50min
IndianCondimentSide DishVegetarianVeganGluten-Free

Sweet Lemon Pickle, a burst of tangy lemon flavour, balanced perfectly with the sweetness of jaggery and a touch of spices. This homemade gem, from my mother's kitchen, offers a perfect balance of tangy sweetness that enhances any meal. It is deliciously sweet and tangy, and good for digestion, making it a must-have for every meal. Simple to prepare with readily available ingredients, and a quick, fuss-free recipe, this pickle is perfect for everyone, young and old.

Ingredients

20 Servings
(1 serving = 1 piece)
  • 1kg
    Lemon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2cup
    Salt
  • 1tsp
    Turmeric
  • 2tbsp
    Oil
  • 1/2tbsp
    Cumin Seeds
  • 6
    Clove
  • 1tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2tbsp
    Red Chilli Flakes
  • 4cup
    Jaggery Powder

Method

Marinating Lemon Pieces

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine lemon pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Toss well to ensure each piece is evenly coated.

    Step 1.1: In a mixing bowl, combine lemon pieces with salt and turmeric powder
  2. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth or a plate and set aside for 3-4 days in a cool, dry place, stirring once a day.

Cooking the Pickle

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and cloves, letting them sizzle.

  2. Add marinated lemon pieces to the pan, along with red chilli powder and chilli flakes. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until lemons soften.

  3. Gradually stir in the jaggery powder, mixing well with the lemons. Simmer until the jaggery melts completely and the mixture thickens to a consistency that coats the back of a spoon.

    Step 2.1: Gradually stir in the jaggery powder, mixing well with the lemons
    Step 2.2: Gradually stir in the jaggery powder, mixing well with the lemons
    Step 2.3: Gradually stir in the jaggery powder, mixing well with the lemons
  4. Remove from the heat and allow the pickle to cool completely.

  5. Transfer the cooled pickle to sterilized jars and store it in a cool, dry place. For extended shelf life, refrigerate.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Choose firm, smooth-skinned lemons with a vibrant yellow color for the best results.

  2. Always use a clean, dry container for storing the pickle to avoid spoilage.

  3. Use a dry spoon when serving the pickle to maintain its quality and extend its shelf life.

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Leena Kohli

(@leenakohli)

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