Lemon Pickle Nimboo Ka Achar

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1 1\2 kg lemons

250 g green chilies

2 liters. Mustard oil

1\2 cup. salt

1cup aniseed (saunf)

1\4.cup turmeric

1 cup nigella seeds (kalonji)

1 cup fenugreek seeds (methre)

1\2 cup Red chili powder or (according to the taste).


Wash the lemons and pat dry.
Cut the lemons into half.
Divide the salt into three parts.
Place the lemons in a bowl, sprinkle one part of the salt, mix well , cover and leave to marinate over night.
Next day drain out all the water released by lemons.
Cover them and leave to marinate for one more day.
Wash the green chilies and dry them properly.
Slit the chilies carefully into half, leaving them still held together at the stalk.
Place the green chilies in a separate bowl, sprinkle 2nd part of the salt, mix well, cover and leave to marinate for one day along with the lemons.
Next day gently squeeze out all the water released by the lemons and green chilies, taking care not to squeeze the juice from the lemons.
Heat mustard oil to smoking point, remove from heat and leave it to cool.
Mix all the ingredients including the 3rd part of the salt, with enough oil just to bind the spices.
Stuff the green chilies with half of the spice mixture.
Rub the rest of the mixture over lemon pieces to coat them liberally.
Place the lemons and chilies in an earthenware jar, Mix thoroughly with hands.
Pour in the remaining oil.
The oil should cover the lemons and green chilies by about 2.5 cm (1 inch).
Cover the jar with a muslin cloth and keep it in an airing place.
Stir the contents of the jar for the first two weeks at least once a day.
Do this to ensure that all pieces are completely dipped in the oil.

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This recipe is very old and still very popular .my Nani was used to making this achar and now she is no more I really miss her handmade achar
By: yumna, Form: mirpur, on 10 May, 2019
Lemon pickle nimbo achar is nice very good i like nimbo achar my grandmother made achar
By: Samina, Form: Rawalpindi, on 25 Jan, 2019
Lemon Pickle Nimboo Ka Achar so tasty.I heard about this recipe and thought that I should try this at home.Lemon Pickle Nimboo Ka Achar with the best taste what you will definitely love and this is really good I try many recipes and found this recipes is quit easy.
By: Aaliya, Form: lahore, on 03 Oct, 2018
Lemon pickle seems so tasty. I heard about this recipe and thought that I should try this at home. Now when I’ve the recipe and I am urge to make so there is no chance that I don’t try this.
By: Bilawal, Form: Wazirabad, on 12 May, 2017
in ingredients is it really 2 liters of mustard oil,seems a lot
By: Rita, Form: minneapolis, on 21 Sep, 2016
Lemon Nimbo Pickle is great especially when you eat it with Daal Chawal.
By: Farhana, Form: Karachi, on 09 Jun, 2015
No matter what type of vegetables are used in Pickle it always tasty and yummy.
By: Sana, Form: Karachi, on 05 Jun, 2015

Lemon Pickle Nimboo Ka Achar

This spicy Lemon Pickle with garlic and aromatic pickling spices makes this Pickle really saucy and tangy. People like to have this Pickle with Daal Chawal or different kind of Parathas. Try this simple recipe of Lemon Pickle (Nimboo Ka Achar) and enjoy it with Aloo, Gobi and Loki Parathas and make your family happy.