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Hot and Sweet Instant Lemon Pickle Recipe

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This hot and sweet instant lemon pickle is super easy to make and you don’t have to wait for summer to make it. It takes about 10 minutes and is super delicious. You have to store this pickle in the refrigerator since it has water.

This instant lemon pickle lasts in a refrigerator for a couple of hours. If you want to store pickle for long, try our hot lemon pickle. And if you love pickles, you should definitely check out our whole red chili pickle.

Instant lemon pickle
Hot and Sweet instant lemon pickle

Last fall, my dear friend’s aunt, Manda maushi, visited her from India. She made this quick and easy pickle and was very kind to share her recipe with me. I couldn’t believe how easy this pickle is! And the taste is amazing. Try it with yogurt rice and you will know exactly what I am talking about!

Here are the steps:

  • Pressure cook lemons
  • Cut them into bite-sized pieces
  • Remove seeds – this step is important!
  • Add spices, jaggery and water used for cooking lemons.
  • Mix and enjoy!

Simple, right?

If you have ready pickle masala (K-Pra brand is recommended) then feel free to use it instead of the spices we listed. Add additional red chili powder and salt as needed. It will make this instant pickle recipe even less time-consuming.


Instant lemon pickle recipe

Hot and Sweet Instant Lemon Pickle

Easy hot and sweet lemon pickle
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 32
Calories 28 kcal


Pressure Cooker



  • Pressure cook the lemons until soft and mushy(4-5 whistles)
  • After pressure releases naturally, cut lemons(while still hot) into bite-sized pieces and remove seeds.
  • Transfer cut lemons in a bowl.
  • Add red chili powder, salt, fenugreek powder, asafoetida, jaggery, and sugar.
  • Stir to dissolved jaggery.
  • Add water used for cooking lemons and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 months.


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Hot and Sweet Instant Lemon Pickle
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces)
Calories 28 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in October, 2020

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2 thoughts on “Hot and Sweet Instant Lemon Pickle Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love using my Instant Pot for main dishes, but haven’t used it for sauces or condiments. Thank for for introducing me to a delicious recipe.

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