Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I love spicy food and so its no surprising that i love pickles too.My hubby on the other hand is very sensitive to spice and so stays as far as possible from pickles or anything thats spicy except from this one particular pickle.

White lemon pickle was introduced to us by my mom.It so simple and very easy to make.No spices added and almost no cooking required,only work is cutting and marinating.Even though lemon is the main ingredient, ginger and garlic gives it the flavor and green chillies gives it the small kick which is not at all overpowering.I love the garlic and chillies in it the best and so i add a lot of it.Garlic,ginger and green chillies just need a little bit of sauteeing to remove its raw flavor and thats the only little cooking thats needed here.Ones all are mixed together ,it needs atleast a week or so for all the flavors to blend in and spread evenly.But i bet no one can wait that long because the aroma is simply irresistable.Ones everything is done you can even eat the chillies since its no longer spicy.

This is my post on day26 of RM 2.

INGREDIENTS ( There is no particular measurement needed for this recipe.One can add less or more of the following ingredients)

Lemon - 4-5 nos
green chillies
salt to taste


Cut the lemon to bit size pieces ,apply salt and let it marinate overnight.Peel the garlic cloves and slice it round and thin.Similarly slice the ginger too.Cut the green chillies into 1/2 " pieces.In a bowl mix ginger,garlic and chillies.Add salt and keep aside for about 2-3 hrs.

In a pan heat some oil.Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies.Sautee it till its looses it raw flavor.Do not make it brown.Sautee it on a medium lot heat.Ones done mix it with the chopped lemon pieces.The pickle is done at this moment but its dry.So if you want some liquid in it boil 1/2 cup water with salt and add it tot his mixture.Let it cool before bottling it.Tastes great with curd rice.

Do check what my fellow marathoners have cooked up today!!!

1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi


Roopa said...

I was fortunate to have it and I was waiting for you to post the same:) Now I too can prepare it , Thank you Ranji!!

Happy cook said...

Just looking to that bottle , i am drooling . I love spicu food and pickle i love and adore

rekhas kitchen said...

simply superb i am also a big fan of pickles.this is amazing have to try this

Curry Leaf said...

I too make it,and had posted it for AFAM:lemon event.Its delish and perfect

DEESHA said...

my hubby loves pickles .. looks yumm the jar

raaji said...

Ranji i like pickles too.but u didnt mention how much of each to be used....

Medhaa said...

this pickle looks great

Cham said...

I am running out lime pickle, I think i can make with key lime , which soften very quickly in pickling process. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

Suma Rajesh said... this is a real flavoured pickle which i too lov to have with peeg or curd rice specilly...loved tht container tooo..

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..lovely pickle Ranji...I remember having this with pej when I was sick..;-)

notyet100 said...

this is my favourite too,.specially with chicken,..