Saturday, May 4, 2019

GOOSEBERRY PICKLE ANDHRA STYLE / USIRI AVAKAYA / USIRIKAYA PACHADI / AMLA PICKLE ANDHRA STYLE


Gooseberry or Amla is said to have a lot of health benefits consumed in any form. You can make juice, pickles, chutneys, candied amla etc etc ...
Being born and brought up in Andhra I have a special love for the regional cuisine especially pickles. This is an easy version of Amla pickle. You can prepare it when the fruit is in season and store it for a longer period. As the pickle ages the taste and properties of amla are enhanced.

This recipe is a part of A to Z recipe challenge wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.
The alphabet this time is - G



Ingredients:
Goose berries ..... 10 - 12
White mustard .... 2 tbsp
Methi seeds ........ 1 tsp
Sesame seeds ..... 3 tbsps
Dry red chillies ... 10 - 12 (add as per your liking)
Turmeric powder .. 1 tsp
Salt ................... to taste
Sesame oil ......... 1/2 cup (or use any cooking oil)

Method:

Wash the goose berries well and wipe them with a kitchen cloth. Cut them into pieces and set aside.








Dry roast the mustard seeds, methi seeds, sesame seeds and the red chillies separately. Grind them and set aside.









Now heat the oil in the pan and add the amla pieces.








Fry on medium flame until the amla are soft and almost done.









Add salt and turmeric powder.









Next add the ground spice powders and turmeric powder.








Stir to mix.the spices together.






Cook for few seconds on high flame.










Switch off the gas and let it cool.








Remove it in a wide plate for cooling. Store in a dry sterilized bottle.










42 comments:

  1. I adore Andhra style gooseberry pickle. We make it in a different way though. Your version looks so delicious and inviting - would love to try this out some time.

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  2. Amla pickle looks so tempting. I've not as yet used white mustard. Its quite a simple pickle to make.

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  3. The amla pickle looks delicious. Must taste great with theplas and parathas. I like your easy to follow recipe.

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    1. Thanks for complimenting on my recipe Mina..

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  4. Gooseberry pickle looks lip-smackingly delicious. I would love to try it. Thanks for the easy to make and delicious recipe.

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  5. I am not a pickle fan, but looking at this pickle, I guess I could have a spoonful to go with rice... looks so well made...

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  6. Your gooseberries look a bit different to ours in the UK - rounder. Hope they are sweeter!!!

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    1. We have those also .. they are eaten like fruits.. but these ones are sour and mostly used for cooking.

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  7. Usirikaya pachadi is one among many pickles that I loved during my childhood days. I agree Shobhaji, as the pickle ages,the taste is enhanced, I still remember how gooseberry tastes best after few months. Your recipe has brought back so many childhood memories.Lovely share...

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    1. Thanks Geetha.childhood memories are cherishable.

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  8. Love the colour of the pickle. Gooseberry pickle is my fav and yours is slightly different from mine. Will try this version.

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    1. Thanks Niranjana .. it is fun to try out different recipes..

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  9. We make it the non-cooked way. but like you said, amla is such a powerhouse of vitamins I would love to try makign a small batch of this version, Shobha !

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  10. A lipsmacking and a healthy pickle with gooseberry. I am drooling here :-)

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  11. I can eat this as a sabzi as soon as it is made :-) I have deep deep respect for all who make their own pickle and have the patience to see it through the days of pickling! Now I need to look for gooseberries here!

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  12. the traditions we follow with pickle making is just too amazing. I am glad as bloggers we collect and store these and perfect making these as we go.

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  13. Nothing matches the taste of home made pickles and that too with seasonal ingredients. Looks lipsmacking!

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  14. This Andhra style Amla pickle is very different to the way we make it. Looks absolutely lip smacking. Never used white mustard though.

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  15. I would love to make pickles at home (have tried some) but your delightful and lip smacking amla one it so tempting me! Fabulous with any rice or paratha! Love it!

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    1. Thanks for liking and do give it a try . it is very easy.

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  16. WoW amla pickle looks amazing & delicious. Perfect going with stuffed parathas or with my all meal as a side condiment. I like your easy step by step recipe.

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  17. Amma pickle is one of my favorite .This one is so lip smacking and delish.Goes well with parathas and simps dal rice.

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  18. Amla pickle looks so tempting, one of the best ways to enjoy amla benefits all thru the year .

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  19. Who can resist this pickle? Give me a spoonful with my dahi rice and I will be happy!

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  20. andhra style amla pickle looks so tempting !! One of my fav pickle, love to try by this method :)

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  21. We do make amla pickle at home. But we make it slight differently. Love this Andhara version of the amla pickle. Will definitely try this sometime.Also share this with my mother. She will be very happy.

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    1. Thanks Geetanjali.. I would love to try your version too.

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