Neembu Ka Achaar (Spicy Lime Pickle)

September 21st, 2010 by Kusum Jain Leave a reply »

Spicy Lime Pickle is a very easy pickle to make and perhaps the most common pickle made at home. It adds a zing to the Indian meal.

   

Neembu Ka Achaar (Spicy Lime Pickle) Recipe

Neembu Ka Achaar (Spicy Lime Pickle)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Servings: -
Difficulty: Easy
   
   
   
   
   
   

Ingredients

Lime 500 gm
Salt 125 gm
Red Chilli Powder 30 gm
Garam Masala 2 tsp
Methi (fenugreek seeds) 2 tsp
Heeng (asafoetida powder) 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Remove any stems from lime. Wash and dry them. It’s important for the lime to be completely dry otherwise it will go bad quickly.
  2. Chop each lime in about 16 pieces (see picture below).
  3. Add all the spices to the lime pieces in a bowl.
  4. Mix lime pieces (along with its juice) and all the spices.
  5. Store it in a sterile jar and keep it in a sunny place for about three weeks. Toss it a bit every once in a while.
  6. The lime peel will be soft in three weeks. It’s ready to eat.
  7. It can be stored in pantry for years. It can be used with any Indian dishes but it specially goes well with Khichdi.

Notes

  1. When choosing lime, pick the limes which have thin shell. They are juicier and the thin shell softens easily.
  2. You can buy lime pickle from the market but nothing can beat the homemade pickle. The best part is that you can vary the spices as per your liking and it’s so easy to make.

Pictures

Raw lime

Raw lime

Pickle spices

Pickle spices

Lime + spices

Lime + spices

Lime and spices mixed together

Lime and spices mixed together

Storing lime pickle in a jar

Storing lime pickle in a jar

Spicy Lime Pickle ready to eat

Spicy Lime Pickle ready to eat

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