Hot and Sweet Lemon Pickle

Hello friends hope you are all good. So today I am up with some thing really tangy , sweet and hot lemon pickle which I used to enjoy in my childhood. My mom used to make these pickles in winter and store for upcoming summer.

These are so easy to make and they go well with parantha, biriyani, toast and what not. The best part is it doesn’t have a drop of oil and stays good for a year or more then that if stored properly. But trust me it will finish off way before that.

So here’s the recipe hope you all will give it a try.




25 riped lemons

2 tbsp achar masala(you can use store bought i make my own refer notes if you want my way.)

500 gm sugar

100 gms jaggery

100 gms kashmiri chili powder

100 gms salt

1 tbsp fennel seed


The preparation of this pickle is started a day ahead. Choose good quality lemons wash and wipe dry with muslin cloth.



Cut each pickle into 8 equal parts and remove each and every seed from them.



Place the chopped lemon in a food grade plastic vessel and cling wrap it and place in fridge for overnight.



Next day take it out pulse it in grinder in 3 batches and remove it a heavy bottomed steel vessel.


Add in salt, chili powder, achar masala and sugar. Mix well and cook it in a very low flame till sugar is melted and the mixture starts to boil.



Next add in jaggery and fennel seeds and again boil till the mixture looks little thick. Switch off the gas. Don’t over cook or else the pickle will be hard.


Now store this in a clean sterilized bottle once it is completely cooled.



For achar masala.

1/2 tbsp mustard seeds

1/2 tbsp carrom seeds

1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

1/4 tsp nigella seeds

1 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp chili powder

1/2tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp dry mango powder.

Dry roast mustard,fenugreek,nigella,carom and fennel seeds separately and grind into fine powder. Mix in coriander and chili powder. This measurement yields 50 gm masala so you can use it as and when required.

Pan Fried Momo with Stir Fried Veggies.

Momo’s are  steamed buns with filling made in Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim and Darjeeling. They are popular in street food category. Both veg and non veg fillings can be added to momo’s and these served with different types of chutnies. I love momos and so wanted to make a steamed and later  fried version of the same and it turned out so good that now i am planning to prepare it again for new celebration party in our home. This also happens to be my contribution towards collectives for christmas  a intitive taken by friend and fellow blogger Priti, do check out her blog for awesome recipes mypinchofyum .

So moving on to the recipe its very simple just needs few preparations. Hope you all will give it a try.



  • For momo dough
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Water as need to make medium soft dough
  • For Filling
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 finely chopped garlic
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 cup boiled green peas.
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped beans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp oil
  • For Sauce
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2-3 chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp each of cabbage and carrot
  • 1/ 2 tbsp finely sliced capsicum
  • Handful of coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt according to taste.

Recipe Preparation

First we make dough using flour salt and enough water. The dough should be very soft nor too hard.


Next we will make filling for momo. Heat oil and add in onion, green chilies and garlic ,saute this till they turn pink. Then add all veggies and mix well. Once the sweat add chili powder and salt and switch off the flame. The filling will look like this.

img_20161207_171045217_hdrNow make small balls from dough and roll it out in such a way that the sides are thin and centre is thick.Now place spoon full of filling in the middle. Now seal edges by sealing edges as shown in pic.

Now steam this momo for 10 mins and deep fry this momos in hot oil.

Now we will make sauce by sauteing onion and garlic till they turn pink. Now add in all sauces mentioned in ingredient list and adjust seasoning.


Now add veggies to it.Next add in fried momos and mix well with sauce.Switch off the gas remove this in serving plate and serve hot and garnish it with coriander leaves.