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|
|Take them in a bowl|
|Add sugar to it|
|Add in salt|
|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..|