Gooseberry pickle/Usirikaya pacchadi/
Avla ka achar
A pickle preparation with Indian star gooseberry with step by step instructions which you can prepare and savour the flavour of spicy hot vitamin C loaded Indian Achar/pickle, the properties of gooseberry remains same in any form of consumption. In this recipe I had used star gooseberry you can substitute with normal gooseberry also.
There are different ways of pickle preparations in India each preparation has its own unique taste.
In south Indian a meal plate/menu is incomplete without serving pickle.
There are abundant health benefits of this super food.
- Recipe type : Pickle
- Cuisine : Indian
- Preparation time : 20 minutes
- Cooking time : 15 minutes
- Total time : 35 minutes
GOOSEBERRY PICKLE RECIPE
Take a flat pan heat 2 tsp of oil in a low flame.
(Always remember to heat the pan for few seconds before you heat the oil)
Add fresh cleaned gooseberry into the pan and roast in low flame until they become soft and cooked from inside flip them frequently to avoid from burning Check with a toothpick to know amla roasted from inside
Shift into a bowl and keep aside for a while to cool down.
In a non-stick pan/kadai dry roast sesame seeds for 5 to 8 minutes until they become slight brown colour.
Shift dry roasted sesame seeds into a dry and clean bowl keep it aside to cool down. Grind in a mixture jar to make soft powder.
Take a tempering kadai/pan heat peanut oil then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add chopped garlic pods sauté for a minute then add ginger garlic paste and curry leaves
Add fenugreek powder/methi powder, coriander powder, chilli powder turmeric powder and salt .
Add powdered sesame seeds mix altogether for few seconds and switch off the flame.
Add roasted avla/amla into the pan give a mix then add lemon juice.
Mix the prepared pickle, transfer into a bowl. Store in a airtight glass jar.
Serve with rice/roti/paratha/dosa.
1)clean avla in water and wipe off with soft towel or tissue.
2)Use peanut oil to enhance the taste.
3)Do not burn avla/amla while roasting.
4)Use only brown sesame seeds.
5)Store in a air tight glass jar.
The main ingredient used in this recipe is gooseberry/amla.