Lemon Green Chilli Pickle

300 gms green chillies/ hari mirch (long variety)
7 lemons/ nimbu
2 inch piece ginger
1 cup gingely oil
1/4 cup methi/ fenugreek seeds
1/4 cup white split mustard/rai ki dal / rai na kuria
Half of 1/4 cup mustard seeds
2 tblsp salt
2 tblsp red chilli flakes / Kooti lal mirch (optional)
Chickpea size hing / asafoetida
1 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi


  • Rinse and wipe green chillies,lemons and ginger. There should be no trace of moisture in them. Dry it completely.
  • Remove the crown and cut the green chillies into half inch pieces. Cut ginger into small pieces.
  • Cut 3  lemons into small pieces. Squeeze ththe remaining four lemons and collect the juice
  • Cut the squeezed lemons and use in the pickle
  • Dry roast methi,mustard  separately and male a coarse powder
  • In a clean dry bowl  put  cut lemons, lemon juice,green chillies,ginger pieces,split mustard,salt,red chilli flakes, mix well and keep
  • Heat 3/4 of oil in a pan add methi and mustard powder
  • Add hing and turmeric powder and mix
  • Now add the cut lemons,lemon juice, chopped  green chillies and spice mixture and give a good mix.
  • Immediately turn off the flame and let it cool completely
  • Once it is cooled completely store in a clean,airtight jar and keep
  • After three days,check for the salt. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil and cool completely
  • Mix the pickle once and pour the 1/4 cup oil over the pickle and close the lid
  • Enjoy the pickle with dal rice, dal khichdi, curd rice or stuffed parathas.


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