Lime Pickle


Lime: 6, medium
Garlic: 6 cloves, sliced
Ginger: 3” piece, julienned
Sesame Oil: 6 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
Chili Powder: 3 Tbsp
Fenugreek powder: ¼ tsp
Asafoetida: ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
Vinegar: 4 tsp
Curry Leaves: 2 sprigs


  • Wash limes under running water and wipe thoroughly with a clean, dry kitchen towel
  • In a thick bottom pan heat 1.5 Tbsp of sesame oil
  • Drop the limes in the pan and mix it well stirring constantly on medium heat
  • After sometime you will see lime juice oozing out of limes. When this happens turn off the heat, transfer limes to another dish and let it cool
  • Cut the limes into desired thickness
  • In another pan heat rest of the sesame oil and splutter mustard seeds
  • Add curry leaves, ginger, and garlic to this sauté for a about 3-4 minutes
  • Add fenugreek powder and stir well
  • In a dish mix salt, turmeric powder and chili powder with very water to a thick paste
  • Add this paste into the pan and stir very well
  • Add the lime pieces to this and mix till each piece are coated well with the chili paste
  • Add vinegar and asafetida and mix again
  • Check for salt and turn off the heat and let it cool
  • Once its cool transfer these to a clean, dry glass jar and cover it well and store it for at least a week before you start using it

If the pickle is too dry add some sesame oil and stir well


  1. Tempting pickle..mouthwatering..
    what a coincidence,I too posted a pickle recipe:)

  2. wowww... looks delicious dear.. im drooling here :0


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