Brined lemon pickle

Brined lemon itself has its own strong aroma and taste. Then just imagine the level when it turns into a tasty pickle. This used to be my grand mother’s special recipe which we loved a lot.

So here goes the recipe. First we will see how to brine the lemons. Wash and clean the lemons well. Wipe it well & dry with a cotton cloth. Now split cut twice like a plus mark on the lemon but take care not to cut them into pieces.. Now fill them with salt and store them in a glass jar covering with an airtight lid. You can start using it after two to three months. The ones seen in the photo are almost one year old ones.

Ingredients :-

  • Brined lemon – 10 to 12
  • Red Chillies – 20 to 25
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsps
  • Methi seeds – 2 tsps
  • Oil – 2 tsps

Method :-

  1. Fry the red chillies in the oil till it turns deep red. Remove it and keep aside. Fry methi and mustard in the same oil.
  2. First grind the red chillies to a fine powder. Later add mustard and methi and grind it bit coarsely.
  3. Now mix this with the lemons well..No need of adding salt. Do not add water at all.
  4. Keep this in a sun dried glass jar. You can start using it after three to four days.

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