Lemon and Dates Pickle is a sweet, sour and hot side dish that everyone will love this special combination. The simple yet delicious pickle that goes well with Biriyani, Ghee Rice parantha etc. Try out this special pickle recipe at your home.

Both Lemon and Dates have major health benefits. The health benefits of lemon include treatment of Throat Infections, Constipation, Fever, Dental Problems, Rheumatism, Obesity etc.

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc and Magnesium.

Recipe courtesy: My friend Anubhuti Doshi



Lemon – 10 nos
Dates – 100 gm (chopped)
Ginger – 1 tsp (chopped)
Fresh red chilli 4-5
Asafoetida Powder – 1 tsp
Green Chilly – 5 nos (chopped)(Optional)
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 1/4 cup (optional)
Salt to taste


  1. Wash and completely dry a medium-sized glass jar.
  2. de-seeded the red chillies and add lime juice and then crush it in mixture jar.
  3. Take this mixture in a bowl.
  4. Now add dates, salt, asafoetida and mix it.
  5. Close the jar tightly and set aside for around 2 days…
  6. After that put it in the fridge for a longer shelf life.
  7. Tangy and sweet date pickle is ready to eat.
  8. Serve it with mini parantha, khichdi or rice.


  • If you want you can add green chillies too.
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