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nimbu ka achar recipe
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nimbu ka achar recipe | instant lime pickle recipe | nimbu achar

easy nimbu ka achar recipe | instant lime pickle recipe | nimbu achar
Course pickle
Cuisine Indian
Keyword nimbu ka achar recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 jar


  • 10 lime
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • 3 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt

for tempering:

  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida


  • firstly, in a large vessel take 4 cup water and get a boil.
  • once the water comes to a boil, drop in 10 lime.
  • cover and rest for 5 minutes or until lime softens.
  • now take off the lime from water and pat dry. make sure not to have any moisture in lime as they shorten the shelf life of pickle.
  • chop into quarter pieces and keep aside.
  • in a pan dry roast 2 tsp mustard and ¼ tsp methi on low flame until it turns aromatic.
  • blend to a fine powder and add to chopped limes.
  • also, add 3 tbsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tbsp salt.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • further heat ¼ cup oil and add 1 tsp mustard, ¼ tsp hing.
  • splutter the tempering and allow the oil to cool completely.
  • once the oil cools completely, pour over the pickle and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy instant lime pickle or nimbu ka achar immediately or store in the refrigerator and use for 2 weeks.