Lemon pickle is a delicious and tangy condiment made from sliced lemons. The lemons are mixed with a blend of spices and salt, which gives it a unique and complex taste profile of sourness, saltiness, spiciness, and citrusy flavour.
It is a must-have accompaniment to any Indian meal, especially daals and rice. The flavour of the pickle enhances the taste of the main dish, making it even more enjoyable.
In fact, it is so tasty that it can sometimes become more important than the main dish itself, as reflected in the Kannada proverb "Ootakkinta uppinakkayi hecchu" (lit. "pickle becoming more important than the main dish").
The pickle can be used as a side dish, a spread, or even as a flavouring agent in curries and stews. It is a staple in Indian households and a favourite among pickle lovers.