A like, a tingling tongue, and a bite later you fall into the heavenly sensation of food coma… Err, in a good way! 😉
Pickle or achaar has been a part and parcel of the Indian diet. It is a great accompaniment to pep up your entire meal. Owing to this tangy sometimes sweet or sour taste which has captivated the Indian taste buds for so long, the pickles have become a regular part of our staple diets.
In India we make a huge variety pickles from both fruit and vegetables, seasonal and year round. Lemon and mango pickle are the favorites and as they have a long shelf life are made in large quantities. Lime is an essential ingredient of any cuisine from India, and many varieties of pickles are made, e.g. sweetened lime pickle, salted pickle, and lime chutney.
Lemon pickle must be prepared in winter season. Lemons with thick skins are available in these months. It is tasty, tangy and can be stored for many months.
Once it is ready to consume, you can keep it for several months or even up to three four years. The spices and the oil do a great job of preserving the limes for a really long time.
One tiny bite would tickle your taste buds but leave them completely refreshed, get your limes ready, and…chop, chop!