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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Naranga Achar / Lemon Pickle

Lemon Pickle is a popular variety of pickle across India.
The sour taste gives this pickle its distinctness.
Lemon Pickle or Naranga Achar can be made very easily.

  • Lemon / Naranga / Lime - 5 nos
  • Chopped Ginger - 1tbsp
  • Garlic(sliced)- 10 nos
  • Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek powder - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Gingely oil -¼ Cup
  • Salt to taste

  • Wash and cut each lemon into 4 pieces.
  • Heat Oil in a pan.
  • Put Mustard seed into the Oil and let it splutter.
  • Add Ginger and Garlic and saute well.
  • Add Chilly powder to the hot Oil and saute for a minute.
  • Add Lemon pieces and saute well for 5 minutes.
  • Add Salt and 2 tbsp water to it and mix well.
  • Cook Lemon on medium heat till water dries up and oil oozes out from it.
  • Add Fenugreek powder and Asafoetida Powder and mix well.
  • Remove from fire and allow to cool.

Recommended Combination:Lemon pickle can be served with Rice and Curd / Biriyani / Curd Rice / Kanji


  1. tried this recipe, went good. thanks a lot

  2. Mouh watering... I love pickles :) Thanks for linking to my event !!

    Sharans Samayalarai

  3. Hi Lekshmi,

    You have added yummy entries and I don't wanna miss all those posts in the round-up.. Please do add the event logo and announcement link to your posts which you have linked earlier to my event. This is a reminder for that otherwise I wont be able to add your entries in the round up..


  4. What is Fenugreek powder and Asafoetida Powder? Write the Malyalam words in English like 'mulaku podi' or 'jeeraka podi'. That would help. Thank you.