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Lime Pickle Recipe


  • 4 green limes
  • 1 inch piece root ginger, sliced
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 10 Cayenne chillies sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil

Cooking method for Lime Pickle

Serves 8

Quarter the limes. Place in a large jar with 1 tsp of salt and seal. Mix the salt up by shaking then leave in a sunny spot for 3-4 days. Move the jar round regularly. Add the rest of the salt to the jar, mix, and leave for 1 month in the sun. Rotate the jar every day. Heat some oil in a pan and cook the ginger till golden. Now add the vinegar, limes and lime juice from the jar. Mix well and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the spices, garlic and chillies, and cook for a further 3 minutes. Store in sterilised jars and keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.

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