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Nimbu Mirch ka Achar

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Pickle
Servings: 250 gram


  • 250 gram whole red chili
  • 750 gram sugar granulated
  • 25 lemon big
  • 125 gram salt
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • to taste garam masala optional


  • Using a dry cloth or tissue, thoroughly wipe both chillies and lemons. Please do not wash them as it will spoil the pickle.
  • Remove and discard the seeds from both chillies and lemon. Grind chillies 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 asafoetida and garam masala as per taste. Allow it to cool and store in air-tight container in refrigerator.


It stays well when refrigerated upto 6 months.