This homemade authentic Indian pickle serves as a good accompaniment for any simple dishes.
Black salt-3 tsp
Ground black pepper-1 1/2 tsp
Grind all ingredients,except the lemons.
Slit the lemons to four pieces,but don’t cut fully,stuff the powders.
Keep in air tight bottle,pour juice of 6 lemons and shake well.Keep the bottle in sunlight for a month,shaking regularly.
Or until the lemons are soft and brown,
These homemade lemon pickles can be kept for more than a year.In Mediterranean countries they even add full spices like pepper,cloves cardamon,for extra flavor.
It can be added to any salad .Make a simple sweet sour salad with sliced onion,tomato,chili,along with the lemon pickle,mash well.Varieties of pickled salads can be prepared with this lemon pickle as basic.