How to make Elamcha Urga -

Lemon pickle

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lemons (नींबु), Dates (खजूर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Elamcha Urga

Elamcha Urga Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Elamcha Urga Recipe

  • Lemons 10

  • Dates 225 grams

  • Salt 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 3 1/2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 4 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash, wipe dry and quarter lemons and remove all the pips. Place in a pan along with vinegar, salt and sugar. Cover the pan and simmer over a low heat until the lemons have softened. Remove the lemons and keep aside.

Step 2

De seed dates. Peel, wash and wipe dry garlic and ginger. Then grind them along with dates. Heat oil in a pan and fry cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Remove from heat and add the vinegar used to cook lemons.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, return to heat and stir for a minute. Slowly add the ground dates, ginger and garlic. Finally add the lemons and boil for few minutes. Allow to cool, then pour into heated sterilised jars. Seal while warm.

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