Yup…feeling lost without vegetables at home? Yet you wish to dole out a dish in a jiffy.

Smile if you can spot some limes and lo! here it is…instant “Solution” to your problem!

Sweet n sour, spicy, zesty, gorgeous looking Lime Juice Gojju is utterly simple to make, pleasantly piquant to the palate and hoarded with benefits that heal your health in more ways than one.

This cool cuisine is a classic Karnataka delicacy, relished along with hot steamed rice, idlis, dosas, khara pongal etc. Bonds well with bread too! Bow to this beauty…..


Dish Type: South Indian side dish (gravy)       Lime Juice gojju 2014-12-11 12.08.29

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Serves: 5 persons


Lime                4 nos.

Jaggery            50 gms

Gojju powder  4 tsps

Water              500 ml

Salt to taste     2 tsps approx.

For seasoning:

Oil                               1 tsp

Mustard seeds                        1 tsp

Red chillies                  2 nos.

Curry leaves                1 small sprig

Asafoetida                   A pinch


Wash lime in water. Drain the water. Cut each lime into half. Extract juice from them. Keep it aside in a bowl.

(Do not throw away the lime peels. Instead slice them into pieces. Use them for making “5 Tastes Lime Pickle”)

Take a small bowl. Put gojju powder in it. Keep adding small quantities of water and mix them thoroughly till you get a slightly dilute yet flowing consistency. Add salt and jaggery to this mixture.

Boil it in a vessel. When the bubbles start appearing, switch off the flame. Add lime juice.

Now you can season it.

Heat oil in a small skillet. Put mustard seeds. When they crackle, add red chillies and curry leaves. Switch off the flame. Add asafoetida and immediately pour it on to the gojju.

Lime Juice Gojju is now ready.

Health Tip:

Place whole lemon in the freezer overnight. Grate and use it for meal next day. This enhances the taste of food, helps one live longer and healthier. Consuming a whole lemon is far more enriching than just the juice.


Finding cooking boring? Step out of the stereotype….step in straight into this recipe. Delicious delicacy created just for you! Before you begin, whisper for your ears only – “No cooking, no oil”.Pickle with a difference….lime, the prime ingredient here, hogs the limelight. But the thrill lies in experiencing not one or two, but 5 different tastes. While lime rinds render the sour and bitter taste, salt making its statement in style, jaggery  melting itself gracefully, leaving no choice but to call it “Oh so sweet” and red chillies spice up to make it savory, together creating a mouth melting medley, calling themselves “Hum Paanch Pickle”!


Dish Type: South Indian Side dish      2014-12-10 13.39.24

Preparation Time: 10 min

Marinating time: 60 min

Grinding time: 5 min

Yield: 100 gms


Lime                8 nos.

Red Chillies     16 nos.

Jaggery            50 gms

Turmeric         A pinch

Salt to taste     1 tsp approx.


Cut each lime into half. Squeeze out the juice and store it separately. Use it for making “Lime Juice Gojju”.

Slice lime rinds into pieces. Keep them in a bowl. Add salt, jaggery and turmeric powder into this bowl. Mix them thoroughly, cover with a lid. Let it marinate for atleast an hour.

Fry red chillies in a kadai with just a drop of oil. Let it cool.

While lime rind mix is marinating, you can make “Lime Juice Gojju”.

After an hour or so, grind the lime rind mix and red chillies coarsely. Now grind it further to desired consistency. (Consistency need not be too fine or smooth).

Check the taste and adjust quantities of salt, jaggery and chili powder if required.

Transfer the contents to an air tight container. Store it in fridge for longer shelf life.

5-Tastes Lime Pickle is now ready for use.


Lime juice has not been used in this preparation. However, small quantity of lime juice may be added if wet texture is preferred.

This pickle can be used along with hot steaming rice, bread, idli, dosa and chapathis.

Clean tip:

Throw some citrus peels into the garbage bin regularly to deodorize and keep it smelling fresh.