21 lemon recipes | tasty & tangy recipes with lemon

Collection of 21 lemon recipes. Lemon is an ingredient that is used in various recipes. They are added to beverages, gravy dishes, pickles or in eggless baking recipes.

In this collection, I am sharing recipes where lemon is the main ingredient or added in a considerable proportion in the recipe. Most of the recipes in this collection are that of beverages, variety of lemon pickles and some other popular recipes which are made with lemons.

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lemon recipes

I always have a stock of lemon. On alternate days I drink lemon juice mixed with a bit of jaggery and warm water. This helps in reducing acidity as well as improves the digestion.

They are also very rich in vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice contains about 12.9 milligrams of vitamin C. Apart from vitamin C, lemon juice also has vitamins but in lesser amounts like folate, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B6.

There are many varieties of lemons. For most of the recipes mentioned below, Use lemons that are juicy and not highly acidic. you can even use limes to make these recipes.

Collection of 21 lemon recipes

1. Lemon pickle – this sour and spiced no oil lemon pickle is made with just 4 ingredients. The recipe is super easy to make. this is not an instant lemon pickle recipe and some sunlight and a few days is required, but the method is quick and very easy.

lemon pickle

2. Lemon rice – crunchy, flavorful and sour rice recipe from south India. This is one of the most popular and often made rice recipe from south India.

lemon rice recipe

3. Lemon iced tea – an easy method to make a delicious and refreshing lemon iced tea at home.

lemon ice tea

4. Lemon Coriander Soup – This is a clear vegetable soup flavored with lemon and coriander leaves. Lemon adds to the tangy taste and coriander leaves give subtle citrus notes in this vegetable soup.

lemon coriander soup

5. Lemon rasam – spicy and tangy rasam made with lemon juice and coriander leaves. this recipe of lemon rasam is really good for cold and coughs. Its warming, comforting and nourishing if you have a really bad cold.

lemon coriander rasam recipe

6. Nimbu pani – this spiced Indian lemonade is a quick and ideal beverage for summers. this lemonade is made with Indian spices that are digestive in nature like roasted cumin powder and chaat masala powder. Hence the drink is spiced.

nimbu pani recipe

7. Sweet lemon pickle – this 4 ingredient, no oil lemon pickle is super easy to make. The pickle has a sweet taste and is sour, spiced, aromatic with flavors coming from the ajwain or carom seeds.

sweet lemon pickle recipe

8. Homemade lemon squash – an easy diy homemade lemon squash made without any preservatives or additives. lemon squash makes for a cooling summer drink. Serve the squash syrup stirred with some chilled water or add ice cubes. You can also add soaked Sabja seeds (sweet basil seeds) in the drink. Few more similar Summer drinks you can make at home are:

  1. Sandalwood syrup
  2. Khus syrup
  3. Bel ka sherbet recipe

homemade lemon squash recipe

9. Shikanjvi recipe – It is a famous & traditional lemonade of north India and Pakistan. It is a summer cooler. Shikanji is always made with fresh lemon juice and spiced with some black salt and some roasted cumin powder. Sugar is also added. So you have a sweet and salty lemony drink with hints of cumin.

shikanji recipe

10. Lychee lemonade recipe – litchi lemonade is a sweet and slightly tangy drink with full flavors of the litchi and the lemons.

litchi lemonade recipe

11. Lemon mojito – refreshing summer mocktail beverage made with fresh basil and lemon. the peppery pungent taste of the basil complement, the tangy citrus taste of the lemons very well.

basil lemon mojito recipe

12. Lemon muffins – easy to prepare delicious eggless and vegan lemon muffins made with whole wheat flour (chapati atta). This is a really good, soft and fluffy lemon muffins recipe. These muffins are totally lemony and sweetly tangy.

eggless lemon muffins recipe

13. Naranga Achar – A tangy and spiced Kerala style pickle made with lemons. The recipe is very easy and quick to make. You also do not need sunlight to make this lemon pickle. This pickle is also served in the Onam sadya meal.

Kerala naranga achar recipe

14. Panagam recipe – panakam is a cooling drink from the South Indian cuisine and is especially made during Ram Navami. preparing panakam is super easy and made with lemon juice, jaggery, ginger powder, cardamom powder and black pepper. you can always alter the amount of water, lemon juice and the spice powders that go into it, as per your requirements.

panakam recipe

15. Mint juice recipe – healthy and refreshing drink for summers made from fresh mint leaves. this mint juice also has spice powders like cumin powder which again is good for digestion plus black salt which is again good for digestion. Lemon juice is added to preserve the green color of the mint.

mint juice recipe

16. Sattu ka ghol recipe – savory summer drink made with roasted black chickpeas flour, black salt, herbs & spices. sattu drinks are nutritious, cooling and also prevent from heat strokes. i have also posted the Sweet or meetha sattu sharbat.

namkeen sattu recipe

17. Nannari sharbat – easy do it yourself method of making nannari syrup at home. nannari sherbet is an ancient cooling drink and is excellent during the summers. it is also used to make the famous cooling drink from madrui known as Jigarthanda.

nannari syrup recipe

18. Nimbu ka achaar recipe – this sweet sour (khatta meetha) nimbu achar is prepared with lemons, jaggery and spice powders. this lemon pickle has a burst of different flavors & tastes. The tang coming from the lemons, sweetness coming from the jaggery and the heat & spiciness coming from the spices.

nimbu achaar recipe

19. Orange squash – do it yourself homemade orange squash made from fresh oranges. this is a really good orange squash and is much better than the store brought ones.

orange squash recipe

20. 3 Ingredient Easy lemon pickle – This pickle is made just 3 ingredients – lemon, turmeric and green chilies. it has no oil, no sugar and no spices. Yet the pickle tastes great. this lemon pickle stays good for about 2 months in the refrigerator.

lemon pickle recipe

21. Pomegranate mint juice – a refreshing pomegranate and mint cooler for summers. this healthy pomegranate cooler has an Indian touch to it. I have added some mint leaves and roasted cumin powder.

pomegranate mint cooler recipe

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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3 comments/reviews

  1. Very Good

  2. Great collection of lemon recipes! I love lemons 🙂

    • Thanks Felicia