Halwai May 23, 2020


• 20 – medium sized limes
• 1/2 cup – salt
• 1 cup – sesame oil (til oil)
• 4 tbsp – chilli powder
• 1 tbsp – mustard powder
• 1 tbsp – cumin powder


  1. Wash and dry the limes well.
  2. Cut the lime into quarters and soak with salt, in a pickle jar, for a week.
  3. Shake the jar every day and leave in the sun.
  4. When the lime begins to change colour, add chilli powder, mustard powder, cumin powder and mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan, till smoky. Then take it down.
  6. When it cools down to room temperature, pour over the pickle and mix well.
  7. Place in the sun for a few more days.
  8. Recipe Courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes.

Recipe courtesy of Bridget White