Nimbu Aur Aam Ka Achar (Lemon-green Mango Pickle)


  • 800gms Lemons (quartered)
  • 10-15 green chilies (halved length wise)
  • 3-4 green mangoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1cup Lemon juice
  • 11/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp ground turmeric
  • 11/2tsp chili powder
  • 41/2tbsp salt
  • 21/2tbsp sugar
  • 11/2cup mustard oil


  • Combine the Lemons, Chilies, mangoes and lemon juice in a bowl and sprinkle with the spices, salt and sugar.
  • Put into a glass jar, cover loosely with a cloth and leave in the sun for 6 days.
  • Heat the oil to a smoking point; allow cooling and then stirring into the lemon mixture.
  • Leave in the sun for another 4 days, then cover the jar with a lid and store in a cool, and dry place away from the light.