Preparation and cooking time: 10 minutes + 20 minutes for cooling
Yellow Lemons - 5 large nos
Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons/ as per taste
Roasted fenugreek powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Sesame oil - 2 tablespoons / as per preference
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a pinch
1a) Take whole lemons in sauce pan and pour boiling water until the lemons are fully immersed. Cover and keep it aside for 20 minutes. then, drain the water and cut the lemons to desired size.
1b) Slice the lemon according to your desired size. Put the sliced pieces in saucepan and add little water. say about <1/4 cup. Cook just enough to soften the lemon pieces. Make sure not to over cook as they taste bitter. Once it is done, keep aside with water. (Picture shown for this method)
3) Add red chilli powder, roasted fenugreek powder, asafoetida and salt. Toss it well.
1) Do not cook lemons for long time. It might taste bitter if you do so.
2) Try to use sesame oil for authentic taste.
3) I prepared it last week and it has stayed good till now. Do not forget to refrigerate.