Neebu ka achaar or lemon pickle is my favorite.You can make a hot and sour lemon pickle and even a sweet lemon pickle.Sweet lime pickle recipe is tangy and sweet at the same time.It tastes great with Indian flat breads.Perfectly goes with rice dishes as well.We can make it easily with very little cooking.
Lemon is a versatile ingredient.Make a slice of cake or lemon rice.No Tandoori starter can do without lemon rub.Nor can any Indian curry.Lemon mojito works perfectly with a pizza slice.Limes are a great way to add sourness to your palate.Lemon pepper rasam works wonders with flu while lemon chicken woos you left right and center.
Commercial pickles and preservatives
Pickles today are a big industry.Commercial ones add preservatives,citric acid and vinegar.This ensures long shelf life.However ,they are not good for health in the long run.Also, you cannot control the chilli and oil.
Home made pickles need only one careful skill.We need to store this in a dry bottle.Avoid touching the pickle with bare hands so that no moisture sneaks in.
We use jaggery in this achar recipe, so it helps avoid the chemical sugar.
Sugar is used in commercial pickles in the market.
It is also gluten-free and vegan.
Smart Tip: Best way to make this pickle & re-use waste.
Start storing lemon peels in a dry jar.Keep this in the refrigerator until jar gets filled.Once full,prepare the pickle.
This saves both the peels and the money.Also,you save time on cutting lemons whenever you decide.No waste recipe literally!
So much food gets wasted in kitchens. We can always start fighting food waste today!
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