Saturday, October 18, 2014

Instant amla pickle/Instant Nellikka achar/Instant gooseberry pickle

A quick and healthy pickle ready under 20 minutes. Try and enjoy this healthy pickle.

Amla/Gooseberry/Nellikka - 15- 18 Nos.
Green chillies - 5-6
Ginger sliced  - 2 inch pieces
Fenugreek seeds - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
Mustard powder -1 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 1 tbsp
Grated jaggery - 2- 3 tbsp
Vinegar - 1/2 cup
Kalonji/Onion seeds  - 2 tsp
Oil  - 4 tbsp

In a pan, boil water along with salt. Cook amla (Consistency: After cooking, amla should easily detach from the seed when pulled with fingers). Drain excess water. Keep aside. Cut it into small pieces.

Reserve about 4 chopped gooseberries to grind.

Grind green chillies, ginger and 4 reserved chopped gooseberries.

Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds. To this, add ground gooseberry paste and turmeric powder.  Saute them for a minute. Now add chilli powder, mustard powder and gooseberry. Mix well. Add grated jaggery, salt, vinegar and Kalonji. Saute them for 3 minutes. Switch off the stove. Leave them to cool.

Bottle the pickle in jars and keep them refrigerated.

Note:-This pickle uses less oil and can be used immediately. So please keep them refrigerated after first use.


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