Sweet Lemon Pickle

A unique sweet pickle with the sourness of lemon in it. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Sweet Lemon Pickle
Main Ingredients Lemons, Sugar
Cuisine Indian
Course Pickles, Jams and Chutneys
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sweet Lemon Pickle

  • 400 grams Lemons skinned
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Citric acid
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds roasted and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds roasted and crushed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf) roasted and crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt (kala namak)
  • 2 tablespo + 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder


  1. Cut lemons into quarters. Soak them in 20% brine solution for two to three months. De-brine in fresh water. Take sugar and three fourth cup of water in a pan and heat.
  2. Add citric acid and cook till it reaches 78° brix or a sugar syrup of one string consistency. Add debrined lemons. Mix and cook for three to four minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add salt, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida and mix. Add black salt and mix.
  4. Cool and add red chilli powder and mix. Transfer into sterilized bottles and store.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2157
Carbohydrates 522.3
Protein 7.6
Fat 5.6