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Lemon Pickle Recipe | Nimbekaayi Uppinakayi

Lemon Pickle Recipe with detailed video instruction:

Meals without pickle/uppina kaayi  is something I cannot imagine. Mosaranna/curd rice with lemon/ nimbehannina uppinakayi  is just out of this world! Nowadays we have so many option, buying from stores, buy from someone who makes at home or you can prepare at home. I always choose the last option, make at home 🙂 For the reason that, I know I am preparing for me, and  for my family, so I prepare with love, with known clean ingredients!
Pickles are very easy to make at home. Here is the recipe to Lemon Pickle!

Ingredients for Lemon Pickle Recipe:

  • 15 small lemons(ನಿಂಬೆಹಣ್ಣು)
  • ¼ cup salt(ಉಪ್ಪು)
  • ¼ cup red chilli powder(ಅಚ್ಚ ಖಾರದ ಪುಡಿ)
  • 1 TBSP menthya/fenugreek seeds(ಮೆಂತ್ಯ)
  • 1½ tsp turmeric powder(ಅರಿಶಿಣ)

For seasoning:

  • 1 TBSP oil(ಎಣ್ಣೆ)
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds(ಸಾಸಿವೆ)
  • pinch of hing(ಇಂಗು)


  • Please watch the above video for how to prepare Uppinakaayi


  • After you wash the lemons dry it properly and
  • use dry utensils