Harry, I see you found a recipe for "no oil" pickled lemons on the Indian Food Rocks site:)
The jar I was given is also a no oil perserve. Instead of the lemons being chopped into small pieces, they are sliced lengthwise into 6ths, salted etc. I could get you the recipe from daughter if you like.
As the blurb on the above site says, it is an effort to make your own preserves, but sometimes it pays off.
I'm in the process of making 'Dark, chunky marmalade' this evening. Just waiting until dinner is out of the way so that I can start warming the sugar and the fruit pulp for the final stage. Chunky marmalade...you just can't buy the real thing so this is definitely worth the effort.