My friend gave me this star gooseberries, it was fresh from her farm.Thought of making pickle out of that.It's rich in vitamin C. All my friends and family members like this. It taste yumm with curd rice.
The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eyes, improves muscle tone and, acts as an antioxidant.
Star gooseberry - 4 cups
Urugai podi - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 cup
Gingelly oil -- 1 cup
Mustard seeds for tempering
Clean, remove stem and wash gooseberrys and spread it on a kitchen towel.
Let it dry.
In a wide vessel combine goose berries , salt and pickle powder.
Hear oil and temper with mustard seeds and add to the goosebeeries.
Cover and keep for 2 to 3 days , mix well with a dry spoon.
Your pickle is ready.
If you don't have pickle powder you can substitute the following
chili powder - 1/4 cup
salt - 1/4 cup
dry roasted fenugreek powder - 1 tsp.
Follow the same method as given above.
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