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May 5, 2014

Lemon Pickle Recipe / Spicy Lemon Pickle Recipe / No Oil Lemon Pickle Recipe / Zero Oil Pickle Recipes

One of my uncle brought some beautiful fresh lemons from his garden. I was wondering what to do with those fresh beauties. Then i thought of pickling it. Finally came up with a sweet version and a spicy version. You can check out my sweet lemon pickle first.. You can also check my other pickle recipes too

Now coming to the spicy version.....That too one of my recent favorite one lemon pickle. But my all time favorite is garlic pickle. Pickles are such a handy stuff to keep in your cupboards, because even if you dont feel like cooking anything, you can make some curd rice and have it with these pickles..Lemon pickle is one of the most requested recipe in yummy tummy and i am finally up with a zero oil lemon pickle recipe. Will share the different variations of making it in the coming post..


Lemons - 20
Chilli Powder - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi Seeds - 1 tsp


Take lemons and wash them well. Wipe them dry with a paper towel. 

Now take 15 lemons. Cut them into halfs, then quarter, then cut each quarter into half. Add this to a bowl.

Now take the remaining 5 lemons and juice them. Add the juice to the bowl and add the peels as well.

Now add in chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix well. 

Take fenugreek seeds in a dry pan and roast them well. Now take them in a blender and powder them. Add this powder to the pickle. Mix well.

Now transfer this to a clean dry air tight glass jar and set them in a dry place for 4 days.

Now transfer them to fridge and let it marinate for 10 days before consuming.


1) I always store my pickles in fridge for safety purpose.
2)Use dry spoon always when taking the pickle.
3)Avoid moisture and wet spoons and jars, this cause fungus to form on the pickle.
4)This pickle can be store for 6 months.

Take all your ingredients

Take some fresh lemons

wash them well

wipe them dry

Look at those beauties

separate five lemons

Now start cutting the 15 lemons

cut them in quarters

then cut each quarters in half

all done

add them to a bowl

Now do the same with the remaining 5

squeeze the juice form it

all squeezed

dont throw the peel off

add that peel with the chopped lemons

add the lemon juice without the seeds

add turmeric powder


chilli powder

mix them well

add hing

now roast some fenugreek seeds

till they turn brown

take them in a blender

powder them

add it to the pickle

mix well

store in a clean, dry, air tight container

lovely isn't

let it marinate for 3 to 4 days and then
transfer it to fridge and leave it for 10 days.



  1. Hi dear. I have made lemon pickel as per your recipe but why did it taste bitter?

  2. @AnonymousThere may be two reasons
    1)You lemons must be unripe and bitter
    2)You must have addded too much fenugreek seeds


  3. hi dear,
    do you have any idea to lessen bitterness of the pickle?The pickle is not too much bitter.

  4. @AnonymousAdd some more chopped lemons in it..If needed add some more salt and chilli, but no fenugreek

  5. Thanks for good tips

  6. this is simple and easy to do and it tastes good thanks


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