Lemon Pickle recipe - Simple sweet, sour, spicy pickle with Lemon

Our family is not a big consumer of pickles. However my helper really loves pickles. She normally makes lemon pickle. She uses a lot of jaggery for the pickle too. For me it is a different flavor than what my mum makes. At first when she did I was scared by the amount of chillies she used but when I tasted it, it was not that hot.. Maybe because of the Jaggery. Also this pickle tastes good after about 1 week. Do try and Enjoy

Lemon - 10
Curry Leaves - 20
Urad dal - 2 teaspoon
Chana dal / bengal gram dhal - 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chillies - 10-15 (adjust to your spice level. Just use it as full no need to cut or slit)
Fenugreek powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 1/4 cup


Cook the Lemon with water and salt. Slice it  into 4 pieces
Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds let it pop. Add urad dal, Chana dal, Green chillies, Curry leaves and asafoetida. Fry till dhals are brown in color. Add cooked lemon, Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder and Fenugreek powder
Mix well. Add jaggery and 2 cups of water. Let it boil till oil oozes out. Switch it off
Let it cool down and store it in air tight container. It tasted good after 10 days