Lemon Red Chilli Pickle

250 grams of pickle Conversion Chart Print


250 grams of red chilli
750 grams of sugar
25 lemon (big)
125 grams of salt
a pinch of asafoetida
garam masala as per taste (optional)


1. Using a dry cloth or tissue, thoroughly wipe both chillies and lemons. Please do not wash them as it will spoil the pickle.
2. Remove and discard the seeds from both chillies and lemon. Grind chillies and lemon together into a coarse paste.
3. Transfer the paste to a thick pan, add sugar and salt. Boil them together on slow flame for 30-45 minutes. Stir it continuously. Add asafoetida and garam masala as per taste. Allow it to cool and store in air-tight container in refrigerator.


Recipe is minimally adapted from Maheshwari Aunty.

It stays well when refrigerated upto 6 months.