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Easy Lime Pickle

blessy.matty's picture
This lime pickle goes well with curd rice and other rice varities...
  Limes 9 (preferably ripe limes)
  Salt 5 Tablespoon
  Chilli powder 2 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
  Urad dhal 1 Teaspoon
  Methi seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Pickle 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. Wash and dry the limes. (There should be no trace of water on the limes or on the containers and spoons used)
2. Cut 3 limes and squeeze their juices and keep it aside.
3. For the rest 6 limes, cut their stalk end and then into quarters and again to get small pieces.
4. Put this in a microwaveable glass bowl and pour the juice over.
5. Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and sugar. Blend well.
6. In a hot frying pan, add oil; then the mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
7. Add the urad dhal and then the methi seeds. Fry for about 1/2 min.
8. Switch of the flame and add asafoetida.
9. Pour this into the lime mixture and blend well.
10. Microwave the lime pickle for 1 min and then store it in a glass container. Best used after 2-3 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 50 Calories from Fat 13

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.3%

Saturated Fat 0.21 g1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1350.9 mg56.3%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.88 g3.5%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 0.41 g0.81%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C 6.3%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
This sounds great and easy to make. My Mom always makes lime pickle for me and I bring them here with me to U.S, but now I guess I make my own lime pickle ;) Thanks for sharing.
blessy.matty's picture
Mom's pickles are always the best. My stock of pickle was over, so I decided to give it a try. I have made this many times, found it so easy and tasty..Hope u'l like it..
shantihhh's picture
This sounds terrific love Lime Pickles. We have Bearss Limes tree, and my mom has a large tree that is loaded with limes. When they are ripe they turn yellow and are so juicy. She has been giving the limes away to everyone she knows and still has so many. She is in Sunnyvale-anyone need limes? Have you ever canned these using Water-bath method? like you do regular pickles? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Suren Irukulla's picture
Hi Shanti: I would like to get some of those limes from your mom. I live close to Sunnyvale. My Thanks.
shantihhh's picture
I am sure that would be great after the holidays-now mum is sick and will be back home then.
Suren's picture
Thanks. My email address in the last posting, if you want to contact me. Suren
blessy.matty's picture
By water-bath, are u telling boiling the limes in salt water and then keeping it for a day n' so on...
shantihhh's picture
No basic water bath is a way to preserve or can the food. You place in sterile jars, fill within 1/2" of the top of the jar, clean the top lip of the glass jar with a damp cloth, then place rubber seal cap, then the screw on lid. You place these jars in a canner to process that is boil. For pickles you boil for 10 minutes, remove sit on racks to cool. You will hear the jars go ping as they seal. The pickles can be kept unrefrigerated for years. I make dill pickles this way. However, I make preserved lemons with salt and lemon juice plus spices if wanted and these are not water bath processced as the acid and alr preserves them-unrefrigerated. Shanti/Mary-Anne
blessy.matty's picture
Thanx for explaining the water bath method...
rumya's picture
I love home made lemon/lime pickle. Your recipe is easy to follow. I love the tip also. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing.
blessy.matty's picture
Hope u'll love this easy pickle.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
This is the real taste of India. Pickle, such a side dish that makes food more delicious. Lemon Pickles are also very popular in North India. These pickles are truly yummy. Thanks for sharing this chatpati lemon pickle recipe.
blessy.matty's picture
Thanx for the comment Ganesh.....
shantihhh's picture
These are seriously wonderful! I used Bearss Lime/Tahatian Limes and Meyer Lemons both were excellent. Perfect! This will be a favourite year after year. Shanti/Mary-Anne
blessy.matty's picture
Thanx Mary for trying this recipe. Happy to know that u enjoyed it...
Sulekha.Bose's picture
Lime has several medicinal effects. This is a good appetizer. Thanks for posting this easy lime pickle recipe.
kathrine's picture
I want to make your lime pickle recipe but am not sure what Urad Dal is exactly. Is it cooked black lentils? thank you!
Easy Lime Pickle Recipe