Saturday, September 14, 2013

Naranga Achar/ Lime Pickle- Onam Sadhya Recipes

Onam is around the corner and I can see onam sadhya recipes are flooding in all the blogs. I thought this is the perfect recipe which I can  post during this onam time. Pickle is one of the main side dish among onam sadhya.

I am sure if you go to any of your friends house you will find any kind of  pickle for sure.This is a must have item in almost all the houses. My husband is a big fan of lime pickle. Along with biryani or ghee rice, this pickle is a must.
When the store bought pickle got over,I had some 10- 15 lemons which my friend sent me from her home town. In my previous post, I have a lemon pickle recipe which I usually make but I wanted something new and so I searched through the blogs and got this yummy recipe. From the original recipe I have made some changes by adding green chillies and by increasing the quantity of ingredients.

Adapted from Pranis Kitchen
  1. Lime- 10- 12 nos
  2. Garlic Pods- a hand ful
  3. Curry Leaves- few
  4. Red Chillies- 4 nos
  5. Asafoetida- ½ tsp
  6. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  7. Red Chilli Powder- 5- 6 tbsps (I used kashmiri chilli powder)
  8. Sesame Oil- ¼ Cup
  9. Mustard Seeds- 2 tbsp
  10. Salt- as required
  11. Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  12. Water- required to cook the lime

  1. Boil water and cook the lime in the boiling water till it becomes soft and tender. When it becomes cool take the lime pieces separately and wipe well with a cloth.
  2. Cut the lime into 4 pieces and keep the pieces in an airtight container for 4-5 days. In this add salt as required. Shake the bottle everyday.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, red chillies and green chillies and stir well.
  4. Add the garlic pods and saute well. When it becomes light brown colour switch off the flame.
  5. Add the red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt. Mix well.
  6. When it cools, add the soaked lime pieces, mix and meanwhile adjust salt accordingly.
  7. Heat vinegar and let it cool completely.
  8. When we are about to transfer the pickle in a clean glass bottle add vinegar and mix well.
  9. Transfer this in a glass bottle and store it air tight. Make sure that the oil floats above the pickle so that it will keep fresh for many days without getting spoiled.


  1. even i'm a big fan of lime picles.. ths reminds me of my grandma who makes the best pickle i've ever tasted... ths one luks jst the same.. perfectly cooked lime
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  2. looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

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  5. this looks so authentic and real taste of india
    eagerly waiting to try


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