1. Nellikka / gooseberry (fresh / frozen) – 10 (I used frozen, large gooseberries. The smaller variety is usually used to make this pickle.)
2. Garlic – 8 – 10 small cloves (Slice them if they are large)
3. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
4. Chilly powder – 2 tbsp (You can use Kashmiri chilly powder if you want it less spicy)
Fenugreek powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Hing / asafoetida – 2 – 3 pinches
5. Salt – To taste
6. Mustard seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2, broken
7. Gingelly oil / nallenna – 1.5 – 2 tbsp
8. Water – 1.5 cup
1. Wash the gooseberries, cut into 4 – 5 pieces and remove the seeds in the middle. There is no need to cut the smaller variety.
2. Heat gingelly oil in a cheenachatti / deep pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies. Add garlic and fry until golden brown. Add curry leaves, fry until crisp, about 2 – 3 seconds. Add the goose berry pieces. Stir for 10 – 15 seconds and add about 1.5 cups of water. Add chilly powder, fenugreek powder, hing and enough salt. Bring to a boil and cook until the gravy becomes thick. It takes about 15 minutes. Switch off the stove. When it cools down, transfer to a clean, dry container. Pour a spoon of vinegar on top. You can use it after 3 – 4 days. This pickle can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 -2 months.
Slurp, incredible and tongue tickling pickle..
aaha– yummmmm !- gooseberry pickle looks finger-licking good !
its one of my favs but havent had it in ages
perfect pickle…tempting pic!!
Can u parcel me a bottle of this tongue tickling pickle? 😉
The pictures speaks it outloud!!
wow so wonderful and perfectly done !!
Mouthwatering pickle!! soo tempting!!
wow, tongue tickling and drool-worthy !!!
Tangy and delicious. I want curd rice with this pickle right now 🙂 yummm.. drooling 🙂
Pickle looks so perfect and yum.
I haven’t had this in a real long time, ahh. That’s such a lovely red – makes me crave for this beauty. I’d seen nellikka at a local store last week, will go searching again and make this achaar if they still have the fruit.
Omg, mouthwatering here, such a delicious pickle….
I have just bought some gooseberry too…love eating them in any form…:)…nice post!…:)
Such a delicious pickle..love 2 hv it anytime..:)
always thought gooseberries were a very western kind of fruit! I’m surprised it’s actually used in Indian pickles! This sounds lovely!
Nattil ninnu koduthu vitta kurachu achar ivide irippundu..allel kothi moothu enikku bhranthu pidichenem 😀 kidilan !
hey, i recently made some amla pickle for my aunt with a similar recipe. was delicious! you can also try amla murabba… is great for health!
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Can I use uppilitta nellikka to make this achar…
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