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Mar 1, 2014

Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe / Instant Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe / Sweet Lime Pickle Recipe / Sweet & Spicy Lemon Pickle Recipe

Sweet, Sour, Spicy all packed in a simple pickle..It is lipsmackingly delicious..I made it yesterday and loved it to the core..I started eating it as it is, it is so good..It makes a perfect match with hot rotis and curd rice. I have quite a few pickle recipes on hand, so makesure you check all of them..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 2 hours
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Recipe Source: Tarla Dalal.com


Lemons / Limes - 1 kg
Sugar - 400 grams / 2 cups
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 250 grams or as per your taste


Wash lemons well. Wipe them dry. Now cut each lemon in 8 pieces and remove the seeds.

Take those lemons in a bowl, add in sugar and salt. Leave them to steep for a couple of hours.

Now pour them to a kadai and bring it to a boil.

Lower the heat and add in the chilli powder. Mix well.

Cook on a low flame till the chilli powder is coated all over the lemons.

Switch off the heat and let them cool down. They will get thicker as they cools.

When it is completely cold, transfer it to a sterlized bottle and store in fridge.


1)I stored this pickle in fridge in a clean air tight container.
2)The pickle may look runny when it is on the stove, it get thicker as it cools.
3)If you cook your pickle for too long, the skin may get hard. But it taste really good like a sweet, sour, spicy toffee.
4)The amount of sugar, salt, chilli powder depends upon you. But If you add too much then the pickle will be little liquidy.
5)Always use clean spoons while handling this pickle.

Take all your ingredients
Wipe your lemons dry

Take them in a chopping board

Cut them in half

Cut them in half again

Cut those half in quarters

All chopped
Take them in a bowl

Add sugar to it

Add in salt

Mix well

Cover and let them stay for couple of hours

After few hours most of the water must have leached out

Heat a pan

Add the lemon pieces

Let them cook for a min

Once them reach a boil

Add in chill powder

Mix them well and switch off them heat..

It will get thick as it cools..Done..


  1. This is absolutely new to me. never tried adding sugar to lemon pickle. Will try once.


  2. Can u please lemme know how long cn this pickle be stored?

  3. @AnonymousI store this in fridge, it can be stored for 2 to 3 months

  4. good job. keep cooking :-)
    Best wishes

  5. I tried this and the gravy is tasty .but the lime tastes bitter. Why?

  6. @HelenI think u must have over cooked it.So it has turned bitter..Add more sugar and cook

  7. Hai arti, the pickle was kept in fridge. After one week ,lemon also became very tasty.usually my husband does not like my pickle. But this he liked and if I forget to take pickle during lunch time, he himself reminds me of it .

  8. Hey.thanks from the recipe..actually it's ma first attempt to cook and I was surfing all over for a simple and tasty one..now at last for god's sake iam at the right place..gonna go to try..really curious how the result will be..will surely post theRESULT..hehe;)

  9. Thanks for the recipe...gonna go to try

  10. Thanks for the recipe..first attempt to cook..was in search of a simple and good one..at last for god s sake,iam here..gonna go to try ..really curious how it will be..will surely post the RESULT..hehe;)

  11. Hi,
    I have tried this recipe.and I gotta say its tangy sweet and good. I have added a tsp of vinegar for preservation. Only PBM I faced is lemon s raw still. I love the lemon in pickles. Is that so its supposed to be in this recipe. Thank you for the recipe.

  12. After making the pickle i feel the sweetness is little less. Can I add extra sugar into the pickle jar and mix. will it get spoiled??

  13. @Anonymousu can add sugar and mix, but it will reduce the shelf life, so take a small amount and add sugar

  14. @Ligias it stands by it will get soft

  15. The pickle is very spicy .too much chilli.250gms.!cant eat it


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