Instant Sweet N Sour Lemon Pickle

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  1. GeetaKashyap

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    This pickle is for those of you who like pickles but don’t have time to make it and those of you who like a twist of taste. This pickle is like Gujarati Chundo or North Karnataka’s Gulamba.

    This pickle tastes good with chapati or puri. I love it with curd rice.

    Time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients

    200g lemons (5-6)
    Juice of 2 lemons
    ¾ -1tsp salt
    ¼ tsp turmeric powder
    6-8 tsp of sugar (preferably powdered)
    2 tsp chilli powder

    Method

    1. Pressure cook lemons to about 4 whistles.
    2. Drain all the water and keep the lemons aside to cool.
    3. Carefully cut lemons into quarters inside a large bowl, to retain their remaining juice. (After cooking, lemons are sort of leathery with juice oozing out. So take care of your fingers)
    4. Add the lemon juice, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and mix well.
    5. Little by little add sugar and stir.
    6. Check the taste of the juice. It should be sweet n spicy with a hint of salt. Adjust pickle taste to suit your palate. It should be slightly stronger than your preferred taste.
    7. At this point, it will also have some bitterness and this is natural.
    8. Now cover and store it aside.
    9. By the next day, the pickle tastes better and it will be less bitter.
    10. By the third day, it loses most of its bitterness and tastes delicious with a strong lemony flavour.
    11. Store in an air-tight jar and refrigerate it.
    12. It is said to last up to 3 months. But will it last till then? I bet it will get over in less than a week!
    Note

    When pressure cooked, some lemon juice is lost in the water and the lemon skin also releases its bitter juice. We won’t be using this water anyway for pickling. This water can be used for cleaning copper items or plastics.

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    This is awesome . Will definitely give it a shot . Thanks a ton !!
     
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    @Sunburst, you can make this pickle through the year and enjoy. Even kids will love it.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Is this the bisi uppinikkaai ?
     
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    Made this today . It has a nice khatta meetha teekha flavor as of now but I will wait for the bitterness to go away . I also added a pinch of methi , fennel powder . Thanks @GeetaKashyap
     

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    @HazelPup,

    I am not sure if it can be called that. I guess some procedural difference is there.
     
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    Nice recipe... Unlike our usual ones with oil, mustard, curry leaves etc.

    Will try it.
     
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    @Vandhuamma

    You are right. I love the refreshing flavour of lemons that is retained in this pickle and it is generally not so prominent in our traditional pickles:)
     
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    Wow sounds yummy. I'm pregnant and craving for lemon pickle a lot. Maybe will try this soon.
     
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