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Sweet Lime Pickle

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When pickles start coming out in droves, you know summer is officially here. This pickle is simple to make and can be served with roti, chapati & curd rice.
Sweet Lime Pickle

Ripe Lemons – 12 to 13
Salt – 1/3 cup
Sugar – 1 kg
Vinegar – 1 tblsp
Water – 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups

1. Heat water in a pan over medium flame.
2. Add salt and bring to a boil.
3. Add the lemons and simmer until the water has reduced by half.
4. When the lemons open up and the juice comes out, switch off the flame.
5. Pour this into a clear, sterilized porcelain jar (or a bottle).
6. Add sugar, vinegar and stir well.
7. Cover tightly with a white cloth and keep aside for a week.
8. Stir once or twice.
9. Cover again and keep aside for a week.
10. Use as desired.
11. This stays good for a long time if stored properly.

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Crispina March 15, 2022 - 8:02 pm

Don’t you have to add chilli powder

Praveen Kumar March 17, 2022 - 11:34 am


For this recipe, chilli powder is not required.

But there are variations where it is added.

David Hadaway September 20, 2020 - 10:27 pm

Good evening
The recipe is “Sweet Lime Pickle”, but the ingredients refer to “Lemons”. Can I use the exact amount of Limes


Recipe Collector April 2, 2015 - 10:55 am

In Ingredients:

Salt – 1/3 cup
Salt – 1 cup

Which quantity is for sugar and salt. Please correct the mistake

Praveen Kumar April 2, 2015 - 11:11 am

Apologies. It has been fixed.


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