Easy Lime Pickle Recipe

This lime pickle goes well with curd rice and other rice varities...
Easy Lime Pickle picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings25
Main Ingredient


 Limes9 (preferably ripe limes)
 Salt5 Tablespoon
 Chilli powder2 Tablespoon
 Turmeric powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Urad dal1 Teaspoon
 Urad dhal1 Teaspoon
 Methi seed1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Asafoetida1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Pickle2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 50 Calories from Fat 13

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.3%

Saturated Fat 0.21 g1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1350.9 mg56.3%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.88 g3.5%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 0.41 g0.81%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C 6.3%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Wash and dry the limes. (There should be no trace of water on the limes or on the containers and spoons used)
2. Cut 3 limes and squeeze their juices and keep it aside.
3. For the rest 6 limes, cut their stalk end and then into quarters and again to get small pieces.
4. Put this in a microwaveable glass bowl and pour the juice over.
5. Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and sugar. Blend well.
6. In a hot frying pan, add oil; then the mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
7. Add the urad dhal and then the methi seeds. Fry for about 1/2 min.
8. Switch of the flame and add asafoetida.
9. Pour this into the lime mixture and blend well.
10. Microwave the lime pickle for 1 min and then store it in a glass container. Best used after 2-3 weeks.



kathrine says :

I want to make your lime pickle recipe but am not sure what Urad Dal is exactly. Is it cooked black lentils? thank you!
Posted on: 14 October 2009 - 6:51pm
Sulekha Bose profile page

Sulekha Bose says :

Lime has several medicinal effects. This is a good appetizer. Thanks for posting this easy lime pickle recipe.
Posted on: 21 February 2008 - 12:17am
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shantihhh says :

These are seriously wonderful! I used Bearss Lime/Tahatian Limes and Meyer Lemons both were excellent. Perfect! This will be a favourite year after year. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 15 February 2008 - 1:57am
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blessy.matty says :

Thanx Mary for trying this recipe. Happy to know that u enjoyed it...
Posted on: 15 February 2008 - 11:59am
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Ganesh Dutta says :

This is the real taste of India. Pickle, such a side dish that makes food more delicious. Lemon Pickles are also very popular in North India. These pickles are truly yummy. Thanks for sharing this chatpati lemon pickle recipe.
Posted on: 14 February 2008 - 2:39pm
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blessy.matty says :

Thanx for the comment Ganesh.....
Posted on: 14 February 2008 - 11:33pm

rumya says :

I love home made lemon/lime pickle. Your recipe is easy to follow. I love the tip also. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing.
Posted on: 31 January 2008 - 12:50am
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blessy.matty says :

Hope u'll love this easy pickle.
Posted on: 1 February 2008 - 12:37am
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shantihhh says :

No basic water bath is a way to preserve or can the food. You place in sterile jars, fill within 1/2" of the top of the jar, clean the top lip of the glass jar with a damp cloth, then place rubber seal cap, then the screw on lid. You place these jars in a canner to process that is boil. For pickles you boil for 10 minutes, remove sit on racks to cool. You will hear the jars go ping as they seal. The pickles can be kept unrefrigerated for years. I make dill pickles this way. However, I make preserved lemons with salt and lemon juice plus spices if wanted and these are not water bath processced as the acid and alr preserves them-unrefrigerated. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 29 January 2008 - 3:44pm
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blessy.matty says :

Thanx for explaining the water bath method...
Posted on: 31 January 2008 - 1:06am
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blessy.matty says :

By water-bath, are u telling boiling the limes in salt water and then keeping it for a day n' so on...
Posted on: 29 January 2008 - 1:46pm
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shantihhh says :

This sounds terrific love Lime Pickles. We have Bearss Limes tree, and my mom has a large tree that is loaded with limes. When they are ripe they turn yellow and are so juicy. She has been giving the limes away to everyone she knows and still has so many. She is in Sunnyvale-anyone need limes? Have you ever canned these using Water-bath method? like you do regular pickles? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 28 January 2008 - 10:12pm

Suren Irukulla says :

Hi Shanti: I would like to get some of those limes from your mom. I live close to Sunnyvale. My email:surenirukulla@yahho.com. Thanks.
Posted on: 12 December 2009 - 12:53am

shantihhh says :

I am sure that would be great after the holidays-now mum is sick and will be back home then.
Posted on: 12 December 2009 - 3:44pm

Suren says :

Thanks. My email address in the last posting, if you want to contact me. Suren
Posted on: 12 December 2009 - 5:25pm
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Snigdha says :

This sounds great and easy to make. My Mom always makes lime pickle for me and I bring them here with me to U.S, but now I guess I make my own lime pickle ;) Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: 28 January 2008 - 6:43pm
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blessy.matty says :

Mom's pickles are always the best. My stock of pickle was over, so I decided to give it a try. I have made this many times, found it so easy and tasty..Hope u'l like it..
Posted on: 29 January 2008 - 1:59pm