Monday, 27 April 2015

How to make Instant Amla Pickle

Recipe of Instant Gooseberry Pickle | Amla Achar

Instant Amla pickle is one of the easiest and healthiest pickle.It is a quick sweet and tangy pickle which can be prepared in few minutes and can be served with any meal. It enhance the taste and flavor of any bland food. As you know that gooseberry is famous for it's health benefits and nutritional value. This is one of the delicious ways to add gooseberry to your diet.  It is a perfect accompaniment with Indian meal.

amla achaar, gooseberry pickle,Instant amla pickle,achaar

This delicious pickle can be served with any meal of the day. It will enhance the flavor and taste of the food and you will get the nutrients from this nutrition rich fruit. If you don't enjoy eating amla, you can include it in your diet in the form of this pickle, you will relish this delicious pickle for sure. Gooseberry is rich in vitamins and antioxidants which help in curing many diseases. Amla is one of the best herb also called as a health tonic. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicines. This is the best way to include amla in your diet.

amla achaar, gooseberry pickle,Instant amla pickle,achaar

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes 1 small jar

Ingredients :

  • 10 amla / Gooseberry 
  • Mustard oil
  • 1 teapoon fenugreek seeds/ methere / methi ke dane
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 4 chopped green chilly
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds / Sauf
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon hing / asafoetida
Preparation :
  1. Wash and rinse amla (gooseberry) in water
  2. Boil amla (gooseberry) in a little water for 1 whistle
  3. Drain water and peel the slice of amla one by one
  4. Remove the seeds and keep the sliced amla in the bowl
  5. Dry them completely with a napkin or a towel and make sure there is no moisture left
  6. Heat mustard oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds (methere), garlic, green chilly, fennel seeds, asafoetida. gooseberry pieces and cook on medium flame
  7. Add turmeric, red chilly and pepper in it
  8. Add  1 tablespoon powdered jaggery in it 
  9. Cook till the jaggery melts and then let it cool down
  10. Transfer the pickle in a sterilised glass jar
Note : 
  1. Store this pickle in a cool place or refrigerator.
  2. You can store this pickle upto 20 days 
  3. If you like it tangy and not sweet, you can make it without jaggery
amla achaar, gooseberry pickle,Instant amla pickle,achaar

You can also check out glossary of Indian spices from English to Hindi with health benefits


  1. I don't think I have ever had gooseberry looks so tempting.

  2. Amla is my favorite, pickle looks healthy & tasty.Nice effort dear.

  3. What a lovely pickle, I don't think I've had gooseberry pickle! Looking forward to trying this in the summer when we get them!

  4. Stands in first place fr pickles ..this is tempting me.

  5. WOW!!Simple and yummmy recipe Ritu!!

  6. We usually do the long-drawn way. Like drying in the sun and that takes so much more time. I know I'll have to start making instant pickles. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe, Ritu! Looks so good too!!

  7. A very yummy pickle and I would like to have it with a khakhra!!

  8. Yummy pickle! Looks so delicious and mouth-watering! Loved the addition of jaggery! :)

  9. Mouth watering pickle...With mix of tastes u have added to the pickle, its really tempting..

  10. Alway love pickles. Will try with mango since amla is difficult to come by at my place.

  11. perfect and .mouth watering ... amla pickle.

  12. Amla pickle is one of my favourites after mango..Looks yummy:)

  13. I've never had this pickle before! Seems so exotic to me, therefore I am very tempted to try, the more exotic the better!

  14. thats a yummy looking pickle.. I am drooling:)

  15. Amla pickle is looking so delicious. Looking delectable.

  16. I'm not familiar with this dish, but it sure looks very tempting, dear! xoxo

  17. Love to try this instant version of amla pickle.............


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