Sweet Lemon Pickle Without Oil

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Lemon Pickles have been part of our meal since ancient India over 5,000 years ago due to its health benefits. Sweet Lemon Pickle  without Oil has the longest life and it tastes good till it is finished. Sweet lemon pickle without Oil has a sweet and sour taste which excites the salivary glands and taste buds. 

This sweet Lemon Pickle has a sweet, sour and spicy taste. It is a good probiotic which helps to cure stomach disorders, recommended by Ayurveda. Matured Sweet Lemon Pickle is giving medical benefits to the people having stomach disorders.

Lets see the instant sweet lemon pickle recipe...

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Quantity: 5 Cups

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Taste: Sweet and Sour


  • 25 Lemons (लिंबू )

Dry Masala

  • Red Chilli powder (मिरची पावडर)
  • Salt (मीठ)
  • Sugar (साखर)
  • Jaggery(गुड़)
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How to make Sweet Lemon Pickle without oil?

step 1

Washed Lemons.

step 2

Dry it with cloth. Make sure there is no wetness left on the lemons.

step 3

Take 15 Lemons and cut each lemon into 8 small parts.

step 4

Remove all seeds from the cut lemons to avoid bitter taste of lemon seeds.

step 5

Take remaining 10 Lemons and cut those in two parts each.Squeeze the lemons and keep juice in one bowl.Remove the seeds from the lemon juice.

step 6

Take a fry pan and add cut lemons into it. Don't switch on the gas.

step 7

Add 3 cup sugar into it.

step 8

Add ½ cup Jaggery into it.

step 9

Add ½ cup salt into it

step 10

Add lemon juice into it.

step 11

Add 3 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder into the mixture.

step 12

Stir the mixture continuously till sugar is dissolved into the lemon juice.

step 13

Switch on the gas and stir the mixture continuously.

step 14

Cook the mixture for 5 minutes and switch off the gas.

step 15

Take it out of the gas and let it cool down.

step 16

Store this pickle in the glass or ceramic jar.

step 17

Shake the mixture once in a day for a week.

step 18

Ready to eat. You can eat it after 8 days or wait for 15 days as it will be soaked properly.

Special Note

  • This pickle can be eaten during the fast.
  • You can add more sugar or jaggery after tasting the pickle.
  • While cooking the pickle, if the side of lemons started to turn backwards. Switch off the gas. 

How to Serve Sweet Lemon Pickle?

  • Sweet Lemon Pickle can go with any Indian meal.
  • Sweet and sour taste of this pickle goes well with plain/stuffed Paratha.
  • This Nimbu achar is famous with snacks like Poha/Upma/Uppit/Chiwada
  • This is sweet and sour lemon pickle, hence it can be complemented with any food.

How to preserve sweet lemon pickle?

This sweet and sour lemon pickle can be stored in a glass or ceramic jar. This is a permanent pickle so no need to store in the refrigerator. If care of this sweet and sour lemon pickle is taken properly then it  can be stored for years. I would suggest you shake this sweet lime pickle once in a month. 

After years, when the juice of this pickle is soaked then the color of lemon pieces turns blackish. More the black color of lemon pickle pieces, its health benefits increased. Mainly salt and oil is used as preservatives in the preparation of pickle. But our Sweet lemon pickle is without oil.

Sweet lemon pickle

What are the Benefits of Lemon?

  • Lemon is rich in vitamin C which has medical benefits.
  • Lemon is good for heart health
  • It is also good for kidney stone 
  • Lemon is also helpful for liver diseases

For detailed health benefits of lemon, check "How can lemons benefit your health?"

Disadvantages of sweet and sour lemon pickle

If we eat anything more than required by our body, then it will definitely create problems for our body. So, if we eat sweet and sour lemon pickle in large quantities, it can cause medical issues due to salt present in it. Even it can cause gastric issues.

Different types of Sweet Lemon Pickle.

Sweet and Sour Lemon Pickle are famous among Indian people. It can be prepared in different regions with different styles.

If you are lemon pickle lover, you can also check Instant Sour Lemon Pickle

My experience with  Sweet Lemon Pickle

When there is someone with a bad  taste bud due to fever, then I always serve sweet lemon pickle . Even my in-laws also love this pickle very much due to its health benefits. Every year, when suitable lemons are available for pickle, I prepare it and store it.


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Sweet Lemon Pickle is a taste enhancer. It helps to cure gastric disorders.

I would suggest you try it and eat it. You will definitely enjoy the tangy flavour of sweet and sour lemon pickle.

Happy Cooking...

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