Naranga Curry / Wild Lemon Curry / Vadukapuli Naranga Achar

Vadukapuli naranga curry

Naranga curry is a pickle that is usually served  in a traditional Kerala sadya during Onam. It is made using curry naranga / vadukapuli naranga that looks like a large lemon but is comparatively very sour and juicy. This pickle tastes best when fresh and will not keep for more than 2 – 3 weeks in a refrigerator.


  1. Karinaranga / vadukapuli  – 1 small, cubed (Though vadukapuli is usually used to make this pickle, you may replace it with regular lemon/ naranga)
  2. Green chilies – 4 – 5 , sliced to rounds
  3. Garlic – 10 – 15, small cloves
  4. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  5. Chilly powder – 4 – 5 tsp
  6. Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Hing / asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt – To taste
  10. Gingelly oil (nallenna) – 1.5 – 2 tbsp


Karinaranga / Vadukapuli alt

Heat gingelly oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add the garlic cloves and saute until they turn light brown. Now add the cubed lemon pieces, green chilies and curry leaves. Give it a stir and add around 1 cup water. Bring it to a boil and add the chilly powder, fenugreek powder, salt and hing. Stir well and cook for a few more minutes. Switch off when the gravy thickens. Cool down and store in a clean, dry bottle. You can use it right away but remember to use a dry spoon while serving. It will keep for 2 – 3 weeks in a refrigerator.

Naranga Curry / Vadukapuli Achar


  1. Slurp,mouthwatering lemon curry,sooooo tempting!

  2. wow looks so tempting dear …lovely

  3. wow..tempting dear…..lovely pics…..!!

  4. Lovely presentation (always draws me in) Love it!

  5. Bharani kandittu enikangu santhoshamyi tto..Adipoli aytun, naranga curryum, picturesum, presentationum pinne bharaniyum :-D

  6. Mouthwatering lemon curry…pics is great !

  7. adipoli vayil ninnum vellam varunnu superb presentation bharani okke ippol kanane illallo

  8. thts a healthy n delicious curry..really tempting n tonguetickling

  9. kandittu vayil vellam varunnu..miss my achan’s naranga curry…

  10. yummy curry.. drooling over the pic..

  11. Adipoli naranga curry. Kothi varunnu

  12. adipoli curry…sherikkum vaayil vellam vannu tto…can I have it from that bowl now? very tempting clicks…

  13. ഇത്രക്കും ദ്രോഹം കല്യാണിക്കുട്ടി എന്ത് ചെയ്തു കുട്ടി…

  14. Back after a long vacation.happy new year!!the curry looks delicious!!

  15. Perfect with curd rice

  16. Adipoli naranga curry,tempting clicks.baraniyile presentation adipoli aayitundu

  17. Happy New Year..Back after ur holidays?? Mouthwatering achar..

  18. eswara..vayil kappalodan thodaghi..Adipoli!!


  20. kandittu kothi sahikkan vayye….

  21. Looks so tempting and delicious!

  22. lovely presentation,very tempting pickle

  23. Chorunnaan ithu mathram mathi…

  24. Wow!!! thats a wonderful pickle… and thanks dear:)

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