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Lemon Pickle (Nimbu ka Achar)
Lemons : 15 to 20 Nos(medium size)
Salt : 1\2 cup
(approx. 5 to6 table spoons)
Red chilli powder : 1\2 cup
Oil : 1\2 cup
(til or ground nut oil would be good)
Haldi : 1\2 table spoon
Methi powder : 1 table spoon
Hing : 1\2 tea spoon
Red chillies : 4 to 5 Nos.
Rai : 1 table spoon
Cut lemons into medium size pieces. Add 1\2 cup salt and 1\2 tea spoon Haldi. Keep it in a dry bottle or any glass Jar for 3 days. (shake the jar well every day)
Take large bowl, put the lemon pieces into it. Add 1\2 cup red chilli powder, 1 table spoon Methi powder to it. Mix well.
Take a frying pan. Heat 1\2 cup oil. Add Rai, Red chillies and Hing to it. Let the rai splutter. Remove it from the flame and cool it. Add the cooled thadka to the lemon achar and mix well. Store it in a air tight jar.
Nimbu ka achar in Andhra style is ready.
You can store this in refrigerator too.