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South Indian Lemon Pickle

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South Indian lemon pickle is a spiced lemon pickle. Popular throughout South India, the south indian lemon pickle is spiced with chili peppers and fenugreek along with mustard and has sugar for sweetness. Tangy, peppy and sweet to taste, it goes great with meals as a condiment.
  Lemons 750 Gram
  Salt 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Mustard oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 3 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Red chili pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek powder 3 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1) Make 8 equal pieces of each cleaned lemon.
2) Rub salt to the lemon pieces and leave for a week in a glass jar shaking it daily.
3) Heat oil in a pan, remove from the fire, cool a little, add crushed asafoetida and mustard seeds and cover the pan.
4) Mix fenugreek powder, chilli powder, lemon juice, sugar and the lemon pieces with the asafoetida and mustard seeds and set aside.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 54 Calories from Fat 41

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.1%

Saturated Fat 0.53 g2.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1396.2 mg58.2%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.84 g3.4%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 0.34 g0.69%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 22.6%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 1.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


South Indian Lemon Pickle Recipe