Nimbu ka Achar Recipe

Nimbu ka achar is a peppy lemon pickle. Spiced with asafoetida, red chili powder, cloves and cardamon among other spices, the nimbu ka achar is a non cooked pickle. Combined together and set to mature in the sun, the nimbu ka achar is great with any meal.
Niboo Achaar
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Main Ingredient


 Lemons pieces35
 Water5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Asafoetida1 Teaspoon
 Salt4 Teaspoon
 Black peppercorns30
 Salt3 Tablespoon
 Red chili powder2 Teaspoon
 White cumin seeds1 Tablespoon
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Vinegar3 Tablespoon
 Black cardamom seeds2 Teaspoon


1) Boil washed and cleaned 25 lemons for 2 to 3 minutes; drain the water and make it dry.
2) Cut the boiled lemons into quarters and properly mix with half of the total salt and asafoetida powder.
3) Make a smooth mixture of the ground paste ingredients and rub the lemon quarters with this.
4) Store these spiced lemons into a jar.
5) Add juice of the remaining 10 lemons and the remaining salt to the jar of lemons.
6) Cover the jar with a clean cloth and leave it out in the sun.