Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nellikka Achar (Gooseberry Pickle / Amla Pickle)

Nellikka Achar / Amla Pickle/ Goose berry pickle

Fresh Nellikka / Goose berry

Nellikka / Gooseberry- 1/2 kg
Ginger- 1 Inch piece finely chopped
Garlic- 1 bulb chopped
Fenugreek powder( Uluva)- 1/2 tea spoon
Mustard seed- 2 tea spoon
Red chilli powder- 3 table spoon
Turmeric powder- 1/4 table spoon
Gingelly oil (Nallenna)- 4-5 table spoon
Vinegar- 1 table spoon
Curry leaves

Cook Nellikka in a pot of water with 2 table spoon salt for 5 minutes. Make sure that it is not over cooked. Drain out water and keep the cooked Nellikka aside.
Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seed, add curry leaf and then ginger. Saute ginger until it turns slight brown and then add garlic to it. Don't let garlic to change colour, reduce flame to the lowest and add fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and then chilli powder, Mix all together and then add vinegar to the mix .Add cooked Nellikka( gooseberry) to it. Remove seeds of nellikka if required. Mix all together for 2 minutes and switch off the flame. The pickle is ready, Keep pickle  in a  closed dry container after getting cooled for long life.