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Lime Pickle

Course Garnish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Lime, Pickle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 300 grams


  • 250 g limes each cut into 16 wedges
  • 10 g salt 1 tbsp
  • 5 g sugar 1 tsp
  • 37 ml mustard oil 4 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar


  1. Mix the lime wedges with the salt and sugar. Pack into a sterilised jar and leave to ferment for four weeks.

  2. When four weeks have elapsed, heat the oil in a pan, add the spices and fry until the seeds start to pop. Add the limes with all their juice, along with the cider vinegar, and cook for five minutes.

  3. Leave to cool, then pack back into the jar and store for another week, so the flavours can combine.