Amla pickle | nellikkai pickle | Gooseberry pickle

Amla pickle is called as Nellikai in tamil which is prepared by sauteing sesame oil,mustard seeds,red chili powder,fenugreek seeds,hing,salt,tamarind,jaggery and steamed amla/gooseberry/nellikkai fruit till it is cooked well for about 10-15 mins.Whenever my granny comes to our home she prepares this pickle with loads of love 🙂 .This tastes sour & bitter but after adding jaggery to this Amla pickle it tastes good along with rice or roti. As we all know Amla is rich in nutrients ,source of vitamin C  it is good to include in your diet with its numerous health benefits.Recently i also heard from my uncle that Gooseberry/Amla/nellikkai juice with honey in empty stomach helped him to reduce sugar 😀 😀 .




Amla pickle
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Amla pickle

Ingredients:

  • Amla/gooseberry/nellikkai-7
  • Sesame oil-1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Tamarind liquid-1 tsp
  • Jaggery liquid-1 tbsp or Jaggery powder – as required
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Hing-pinch




Amla pickle recipe :

  • Steam the gooseberry or amla or nellikkai for about 10 mins or pressure cook for about 1 whistle or until it is soft.

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  • Once you have steamed you can easily peel the seeds from amla fruit.Chop into pieces or coarse grind in food processor for just 2 secs.

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  • Heat pan with sesame oil and once hot add Urad dal , hing and saute till dal becomes light brown in color.Add fenugreek seeds ,mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.

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  • Add red chili powder ,salt, steamed amla/gossberry and saute well for about 5 mins.

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  • Add tamarind juice and jaggery powder or jaggery liquid.I added less amount of jaggery as shown in picture but based on your sweetness add accordingly.

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  • Jaggery starts to melt and Combine everything together for another 5-8 mins.Now taste it if you need more jaggery then add it accordingly.

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  • Amla Pickle goes really well with roti/chapati or rice!!After one day I refrigerate and use it for 3 weeks.

Amla pickle

Amla | Gooseberry| Nellikai Pickle
Serves 4
A pickle which has all the flavors !
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Ingredients
  1. Amla/gooseberry/nellikkai-7
  2. Sesame oil-1 tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
  5. Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  6. Salt- to taste
  7. Tamarind liquid-1 tsp
  8. Jaggery liquid-1 tbsp or Jaggery powder - as required
  9. Red chili powder-1 tsp
  10. Hing-pinch
Instructions
  1. Steam the gooseberry or amla or nellikkai for about 10 mins or pressure cook for about 1 whistle or until it is soft.
  2. Once you have steamed you can easily peel the seeds from amla fruit.Chop into pieces or coarse grind in food processor for just 2 secs.
  3. Heat pan with sesame oil and once hot add Urad dal , hing and saute till dal becomes light brown in color.Add fenugreek seeds ,mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
  4. Add red chili powder , salt,steamed amla/gossberry and saute well for about 5 mins.
  5. Add tamarind juice and jaggery powder or jaggery liquid.I added less amount of jaggery as shown in picture but based on your sweetness add accordingly.
  6. Jaggery powder starts melting and Combine everything together for another 5-8 mins.Now taste it if you need more jaggery then add it accordingly.
Notes
  1. Use jaggery and tamarind juice as per your taste.
  2. Adding sesame oil enhances the flavor.
  3. Amla Pickle goes really well with roti/chapati or rice
  4. After one day I refrigerate and use it for 3 weeks.
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