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
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)
Wash the goose berries well and wipe them with a kitchen cloth. Cut them into pieces 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.
Switch off the gas and let it cool.
Remove it in a wide plate for cooling. Store in a dry sterilized bottle.