How to make Nimbu Ka Achar -

A tangy and sweet lemon pickle.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lemons (नींबु), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Nimbu Ka Achar

Nimbu Ka Achar Recipe Card


Indian food without pickles is kind of incomplete. Amongst the array of pickles avaialbe this one is a stand out. Whole lemons pickles in sugar syrup, red chilli powder and carom seed is full of flavour and keeps good for months together. Simple dal – chawal and this pickle make a delicious meal.

Prep Time : 3-Above

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Nimbu Ka Achar Recipe

  • Lemons 1 kilogram

  • Salt 5 tablespoons

  • Black salt (kala namak) 5 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 3 tablespoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 5 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 cups


Step 1

Wash and wipe dry lemons thoroughly. Make deep slits crosswise without cutting the lemons. Place the lemons in a bowl, add salt and black salt (both in equal quantity), red chilli powder, garam masala powder (it should not contain coriander seeds), ajwain and mix well so that all the lemons are evenly coated with the masala.

Step 2

Add sugar (half the weight of lemons) and mix well. Transfer the pickles into a porcelain container, cover it with a muslin cloth, secure with a string and keep it in sunlight for twenty five to thirty days to allow it to mature before using.

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