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DATES AND LEMON PICKLE / LIME DATES PICKLE - Sweet and sour pickle kerala style

              Hi friends, Welcome to AYESHA'S KITCHEN.  Here is my first pickle in this blog. A hot, sweet and sour pickle ever. Lemon and Dates pickle is the perfect blend of sweet, hot and sour that every craves for it while having lunch especially with rice. It is simply a  delicious side dish which goes well with biriyani, rice etc..More over this pickle tastes awesome with rice soup and  a pappad. Woww....a nostalgic feel. So check out the recipe, make it and have with your favorite combo... I am sure you all love this with your heart. Don't forget to drop your feedback... Enjoy!!


Yellow lemon, small            - 8 nos ( i used only 4 nos)
Sugar                                   - 1 tbsp
Seedless dates                     - half a cup
Garlic                                  - 1 pod
Mustard seeds                     - 1 tsp
Dried red chili                     - 1
Green chili                           - 1
Kashmir chili powder          - 1 tbsp ( can add more)
Fenugreek powder              - a pinch
Asafoetida                           - 1 tsp
Vinegar                               - 1 tbsp + finally 2 tbsp
Hot water                            - half a cup
Curry leaves
Sesame / gingelly oil 


  • Slice the dates into fine pieces and soak it  in water for few minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed wok and add  pat dried  whole lemon to it.  Saute till the lemon change the color and becomes soft. This will take around 5 minutes.
  • When done transfer it to bowl and once cooled cut them into medium sized pieces. Add  sugar and  1 tsp of salt to this lemon pieces, mix well and set aside. 
  • Now heat a pan with some oil. Do not use the lemon fried oil as it will tastes bitter.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and then add dried red chili, curry leaves, garlic finely chopped and green chili slit, Saute them till the raw smell goes off and are well roasted.
  • Now make the flame to lowest and then add fenugreek powder, asafoetida and red chili powder.
  • Mix them quickly till the raw smell of the spices goes off.
  • When done add lemon and then dates. Give a good stir.
  • Then add half a cup of hot water and enough salt.
  • Mix well and let it boil.
  • Once boiled keep the flame low and add 1 tbsp of vinegar to it. Mix well.
  • And now off the flame.
  • Once cooled transfer to an air tight container and add 2 tbsp of vinegar on top.
  • Keep it for 2 days for best result. 

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