Nimbu Mirch ka Achar or Lemon Red Chili Pickle is a chutney made with nimbu and red chili paste. Its chili, tangy and sweet. Having this tasty pickle in your plate makes your thali da bomb!
Even before I tasted this pickle, I heard great reviews for it from many neighbors in our society. I was intrigued. But since this required red chilies, which have very short season (2-3 weeks in February) in Pune, I had to wait for last Feb to arrive before I requested Maheshwari Aunty to share the recipe. She had earlier shared her another Stuffed Red Chili Pickle
Yes, this post has been in making for last few months.. with job, busy personal life and a little bit of artist’s block, I have been procrastinating posting many recipes. Hopefully this block is over and you will see more of me here.
Coming back to the recipe, all you need is red chili, lemon, sugar and salt and cooking them together makes the pickle ready. It is simple as that! Spread it on parantha, mathri or even eat raw when you fancy. :)
Perfectly spicy, tangy and finger-licking good pickle made with seasonal red chilli and lemons. Do make it in next season and don’t forget to leave your feedback below.
Nimbu Mirch ka Achar
- 250 gram whole red chili
- 750 gram sugar granulated
- 25 lemon big
- 125 gram salt
- a pinch asafetida hing
- to taste all spice powder garam masala, optional
- Using a dry cloth or tissue, thoroughly wipe both chilies and lemons. Please do not wash them as it will spoil the pickle.
- Remove and discard the seeds from both chillies and lemon. Grind chilies and lemon together into a coarse paste.
- 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 asafetida and garam masala as per taste. Allow it to cool and store in air-tight container in refrigerator.