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Instant Lemon Pickle

This is a quick and easy sweet lemon pickle that is ready within in half an hour as compared to the traditional recipe.


  • 3-4 Lemon
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Red chili powder
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2-5 Black Pepper
  • 1-2 Cardamom Pod
  • 1-2 Cloves
  • 1 Small Cinnamon Stick
  • Brown Sugar ½ Cup
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil or Mustard Oil or Olive Oil
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Cook the whole lemon in steamer for 6-10 minutes.
  2. Let the lemons cool completely.
  3. Place the lemons in a bowl or in a deep dish. Cut them into quarters inside the bowl, to retain all the juices.
  4. Add the salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, Asafoetida
  5. In a pan take 2 Tbsp. of sesame oil. Add 3-5 black pepper, 1 cardamom, 1 clove, 1  small cinnamon stick.
  6. Add spiced lemon wedged and brown sugar. Let it melt. Adjust sweetness according to your taste.
  7. Cook for 5-10 Minutes. Let it cool.
  8. Store in a sterilized glass bottle and leave aside for one day. Next day, the pickle is ready to eat.
  9. Store in refrigerator.  

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