Stuffed Lemon Pickle Recipe

Stuffed Lemon Pickle is a sweet and sour lemon pickle, that is delicious to serve with any meal. I have chosen big lime or lemon and stuff them with fresh and flavorful spices.

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Yield: 20 servings


  • 1 kg or 10 big Lemons (Nimbu)
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (Dalchini) powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (roasted)
  • 10 whole Cloves (Lavang)
  • 3 tsp Coriander (Dhania) powder
  • 3 tsp pepper powder
  • 2-1/2 tsp Black Salt (Kala namak)
  • 2-1/2 tsp Red chili pepper (Lal Mirchi)
  • 1 tbsp dry Ginger (Adrak) powder
  • 2 -4 big cardamoms (Elaichi Moti)
  • 1 cup Lemon (Nimbu) juice
  • 10 tsp Salt (Namak)

How to make Stuffed Lemon Pickle:

  1. Slit all the lemons into four pieces without separating them from the base or bottom.
  2. Make sure, you need to slit them in such a way that ground spices can be stuffed very well.
  3. Remove the seeds and set aside.
  4. Grind all the dry ingredients to a fine powder.
  5. Stuff the lemons with the ground spices.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan and arrange the stuffed lemons in it.
  7. Cook on a low flame till the juice boils.
  8. Cool the pickle for 15-20 minutes and then put it in an airtight jar.
  9. Keep in the sun for 4-6 days and shake it once daily.
  10. Serve after 12-15 days.


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