Friday, 11 January 2013

Amla ka khata meetha achaar/Indian Gooseberry Relish


Relish!
Relish means to savour or enjoy to the full and is also a spicy, sweet or savoury condiment or appetizer.
In the world of cooking a relish is used to enhance a staple. Having originated in India, relish is now a rage everywhere.
One of the gems of Winters various produce is Amla/Indian Gooseberry.
This wonder fruit is enriched with Vitamin C which is said to be 10 times more than orange. Being a rich source of Vitamin C, minerals and polyphenols, it provides resistance to our bodies to fight several diseases and works as a coolant. It is also believed to have anti-ageing and anti-stress properties.
Amla is used in various preparations from chutney, pickles to murabba. My favorite of all is this preparation which gives a tangy, sweet and sour taste. 



Ingredients:
  • 150 gm (6-7) Amla/Indian Gooseberry
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, chopped
  • 4-5 green chillies, chopped
  • little gur/jaggery(about the size of a lemon)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp kalaunji/onion seeds
  • 1 tsp saunf/fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


Procedure:
Put amla's in a pressure cooker with just a splash of water and cook till 1 whistle. Take them out and let them cool. Remove the seeds and chop them. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add kalaunji and saunf. Add chopped onion. As it turns pink, add chopped tomato and green chillies. When the tomato gets mashed, add the chopped amla. Add salt and haldi powder. Add vinegar and jaggery. Mix well and add little water(about 1/4 cup) Cook on medium flame for 5-10 mins or till the mixture becomes thick and the water reduces. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Enjoy it with hot chappatis and sabji or with rice and dal or better find your own excuse to enjoy this relish. 


Sending this recipe to Bon Vivant #11-Healthy Apetite

Happy Relishing
Amrita

30 comments:

  1. I love relish and this looks really delicious! Never had gooseberry before though and it looks good in this recipe.

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    1. Hi Mich, gooseberry is a great and rich source of vit C. Do try it .

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  2. Amla relish is making my mouth water..:)
    Super good..
    Reva

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  3. Wow.. this recipe is health-oriented one.. will definitely give a try...

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  4. Awla is in season now...feel like to grab from the screen.

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    1. Thank you Vidya, wish I could send you some

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  5. 1st time here. Nice blog Amrita.

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    1. Thanks for liking my humble attempt Madhavi. Keep visiting.

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  6. Delicious pickle Amrita, that too with amala, my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Swathi, it is truly a very nutritious fruit

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  7. Fingerlicking relish definitely,cant stop drooling here.

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  8. Mouth watering relish and clicks. Thx for linking.

    Vardhini
    Event: New U - 2013

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  9. Very unique and tasty dish. Love to have with curd rice.

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    1. Agree with you Saraswathi. It will taste awesome with a rice dish

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  10. Amla makes such a mouthwatering fruit in itself... I could probably eat this relish whole time. Thnx for linking them up

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    1. Such a pleasure linking up Sumee. Glad you liked the relish!!

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  11. Loved your version of Amla Achar Amrita! truly tempting.

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    1. Thanks Swasthi, I can lick the entire bowl off!!

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    1. Thank you Savitha, so glad you liked it

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  13. wow very beautiful..i luv pickles.....

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    1. So do I Maha Gadde!! I love sweet and sour ones!!

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