Sweet Lime pickle

Sweet Lime Pickle in Marathi

Sweet Lime Pickle in Marathi

lemon pickle, sweet lemon pickle

12 juicy lemons (Tip 1)
1 kg Sugar (approx 4 to 4.5 cups)
3/4 cup salt
3/4 cup red chili powder
2 tsp cumin powder

1) Wash lemons thoroughly. Pat dry with a kitchen towel. There should not be any trace of water. Then cut each lemon and remove seeds. Make around 8 to 10 pieces of each lemon.
2) Put lemon pieces into a clean bowl. Add salt, red chili powder and cumin powder. Mix well. Then transfer the mixture to a clean and dry glass jar. Close with an airtight lid for 8 days.
Method 1
After 8 days, prepare a one string consistency sugar syrup (1 kg sugar + 1 cup water). Let the sugar syrup cool down. add pickled lemon pieces to the syrup. Mix well and again transfer this mixture to glass jar. Spread half a cup sugar at the top and close the jar with lid. It will take around 4 to 5 months to marinate. During this period lemon pieces will get soaked nicely in sugar syrup and salt. Also, the bitter taste of lemon skin will go away.
Method 2
If you are not comfortable with making sugar syrup, you can use sugar directly.
After 8 days, mix sugar and the pickle into a separate bowl. Then transfer it to the glass jar and close with a tight lid. Everyday, open jar and stir the pickle from the bottom. Use clean and dry spoon. Do it till sugar dissolves completely. Let the pickle mature for 4 to 5 months.

1) Use lemons with thin skin. In India, it is very easy to find juicy lemons.
If you are in US, use limes (green color), as lemons (yellow one) have thick skin. Limes have thin yet hard skin. Therefore Boil around 2-3 liter water and turn off the heat. Put the whole limes in boiled water and cover. After an hour or so, remove limes from water. Pat dry thoroughly, so that there wont be any water. Then make pickle as per the above method.


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  1. This looks delicious, but how would you suggest to serve it? Is this a dessert dish? I would imagine that it is, but I guess it could be used as a sweet topping for other dishes. What would you say is the best way to serve this? Thanks for sharing this recipe

  2. Hello
    Its not a dessert. Sweet Lime pickle has sweet, tangy yet little hot taste. In India, it is served as condiment in the meal like rice, chapati and daal (lentil curry).
    This pickle has enough amount of red chili powder which makes this pickle little hot. Therefore it won't go well as a sweet topping. However, you can reduce the amount of red chili powder and try with other dishes.

  3. please give recipe of raw mango pickle

    preeti, mumbai

  4. hi preeti,
    nakki post karen raw mango pickle recipe

  5. Thanks for posting this lime pickle recipe. I have made it once already and everyone loved it. Everyone in my extended family wanted a jar so it didn't last long. I'm now making my second batch; this time double the amount.

  6. Thanks for the comment. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed it.

  7. hi Vaidehi,

    Can you please post receipe for raslimbu



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