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Sunday, November 2, 2014

GOOSEBERRY PICKLE / AMLA PICKLE /NELLIKAAI OORUGAAI


Here is a Vitamin C rich pickle loaded with antioxidants ...

You can prepare it with very little effort in 10 minutes ...




INGREDIENTS


  • GOOSEBERRIES/AMLA-15-20
  • GINGELLY OIL/SESAME OIL-1/2 CUP
  • MUSTARD SEEDS-1/2 TEASPOON
  • FENUGREEK SEEDS /METHI SEEDS -1 TEASPOON
  • RED CHILLY POWDER-3 TEASPOONS
  • TURMERIC POWDER-3/4 TEASPOON
  • ASAFOETIDA POWDER-1/2 TEASPOON
  • SALT TO TASTE (APPROXIMATELY 2-3 TEASPOONS)

METHOD

  • Clean the gooseberries and boil them in hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain. Remove the seeds and split them into  segments.
  • Heat the oil.Splutter the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • Now add the gooseberry segments and saute them for 1/2 a minute.
  • Add the salt,chilly and turmeric powders.Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the asafoetida powder and stir well .Remove from heat after a minute.
  • Store in clean and dry  containers.
  • This pickle has very little oil and absolutely no preservatives.
  • So use them up in less than a week if stored in room temperature.
  • If refrigerated,they can be used for more than a month.

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