Lime Pickle

This is a Kerala Style Lime Pickle. Lime Pickle is often served with rice and curries in Malayalee homes. There are different versions of Lime Pickle. This is my style of making it.

Lovely Zlamushka of burntmouth is hosting the event a spoonful of Christmas. For the event, she wants food to be send as a Christmas Gift to someone you love. I thought of sending this Lime Pickle to my sweet little sister who lives in Dubai.

Limes -16
Water -4 cups
Pickle masala powder -4 tbsp
Vinegar -1\2 cup
Ginger -3 tbsp chopped
Garlic -3 tbsp chopped
Green chillies -5 chopped
Curry leaves -3 srigs
Salt -2 tbsp or to taste
Gingelly oil -4 tbsp


Boil the water in a large vessel. Put off the fire and add the limes to it. Keep them immersed in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and wipe dry. Cut each lime into 8 pieces. Heat oil in a kadai and add ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the garlic turns light brown. Add the pickle powder, salt and vinegar. Stir and immediately put off the fire. Add lime pieces and mix well. Cool to room temperature. Transfer the pickle to sterilized jars. Let it stand for 2 or 3 weeks before using. If there is no oil on top, turn the jar sideways so that the oil coats the lime pieces on top. Do this every two days. Refrigerate the pickle after opening since no preservative is added to it.

  1. Lissie
    Thats one good lookinglemon pickle!!!
    I tasted at my keralite friends here but never got around to make one!!
    Absolutely yummy!! Rocky loves to have it with youghurt!!

  2. That is a nice entry..and beautifully packed

  3. this is a new type of pickle to me..looks good..aren’t u sweet to send this to ur sis 🙂

  4. YU! I want to get that gift too!:))

  5. Wow everybody are wrapping their gifts to Zamluksha…!!!Looks great:))

  6. Beautiful presentation as usual. If you are looking for friends to send them over, consider me please.

  7. Delicious pickle.
    You can also send it for me :-)))

  8. I made pickles for the very first time a few months back… This looks lovely Lissie. Will keep this in mind for the next time. Thanks.

  9. Hmm, that looks so yummy Lissie..and love the gift wrap too…

  10. Gorgeous pickle! Thank you so much for such a beautiful gift idea. Pickles rock!
    Love the packaging, too 🙂

  11. i am sure ur sis is going to love this 🙂

  12. alray my mouth is watring yummyyyyyyyyyyy

  13. So nicely packed! 🙂 I too soak the lime in hot water like you if I want to start using it in a day. This is the method followed by cooks in marriages. ofcourse garlic is omited. Lissie all your recipes are similar to mine may be because we live in the same city! 🙂 Waiting for your Arusuvai post! 🙂

  14. hi lissie, i made the meen paalukurry, was great!!!, but it was some other fish, neimeen polathae oranam, but i didnt fry it, …and no snaps of it also, edukunathunu mumpae theernupooyie, hee hee

  15. what a lovely gift, shall we exchange gifts! My mouth is watering!!

  16. yenikku????

  17. Always fan of pickles. That tarty spicy lime pickle looks yum.

  18. Beautiful gift to a beautiful relationship.

  19. Lissie if I saw your jared pickle in a shop I bet it would cost a fortune! It looks so pretty and I bet it tastes wonderful. Great post. 🙂

  20. u also blogged pickle ?, Lissie…good, I love lime pickles..

  21. where do you get pickle powder? Is it available by the same name?

  22. I made a lime pickle this year from a recipe that Manisha of Indian Food Rocks posted and it was amazing just as yours is!

  23. Lime pickle looks awesome Lissie 🙂 and the jar is even more creative! 😀 great entry.

    ~ Siri

  24. Hi first time here. The pickle looks gr8, I used to love the Kerala style lime pickle that my grandmom used to make it tastes gr8 with curd rice. Haven’t however, tried making pickle myself will try this one as limes are in season here and have been wanting to make pickle at home. What is the pickle masala powder that u have used in the recipe.