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Lemon Chutney
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Lemon Chutney

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chutney /Dips, Condiments, Preserve, Side Dish
Keyword: chutney, lemon,
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 500 gms Lemon
  • 500 gms Sugar
  • 2.5 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger/ Adrak
  • To Taste Salt


  • Wash and wipe lemons (choose small Indian lemon with thin skin) with a soft cloth.
  • Chop lemons into small pieces and remove the pips.
  • Grind the chopped pieces in the mixer to make a paste.(it’s fine to have little chunky paste,no need to make it very smooth )
  • Take a heavy bottom pan add lemon paste and sugar and cook on slow flame.
  • When it started to thicken then add grated ginger,salt and chili powder.
  • Simmer till you get a soft jam like consistency.
  • Store in a glass jar when cool down completely.
  • Let it mature for a week then start using,can be used immediately but can taste slightly bitter now and after a week it will taste better as lemon absorb the flavours.


  • Grind the chopped lemon, sugar, ginger, salt and chili powder in the mixer and make a smooth paste.
  • Store in a glass bottle and keep in direct sunlight for a day.
  • Rest for a week then start using.


  • Grind lemon pieces in the mixer.
  • Take a glass jar, add sugar, salt, chili powder, ginger and lemon paste.
  • Mix every thing properly.
  • Keep the jar in sun light till the sugar melts and become a thick syrup.
  • Serving suggestions-serve with snacks,or as a side dish with main course or use as Lemon marmalade .