Amla Pickle, Amla Achar, Gooseberry Pickle


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This spicy amla pickle recipe is a true tongue-tickler, with the perfect masala for tangy amlas! Ideal to serve with any meal, it tastes especially great with rice and dal.

amla achar has a lingering flavour, which is both spicy and sour, thanks to the use of various spices and seeds ranging from fennel and fenugreek seeds to chilli powder and asafoetida.

The fennel and nigella are crushed and added to the Indian gooseberry pickle to give an immense boost to its flavour and aroma. Using mustard oil too gives the amla pickle a classic flavour.

Let the amla pickle soak for two hours before relishing it. You can also store amla achar in the refrigerator for later use.

Tips for amla pickle recipe. 1. Buy good quality amla that are firm, without any bruises and wash them in clean water before boiling. 2. Cook amlas on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring it occasionally. This helps to soften the amla. Do not overcook the amlas as they will lose their shape.

Have a go at other delectable pickles like the Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle and Raw Papaya Pickle.

Enjoy amla pickle recipe | amla achar | Indian gooseberry pickle | with step by step photos below.

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Amla Pickle, Amla Achar, Gooseberry Pickle recipe - How to make Amla Pickle, Amla Achar, Gooseberry Pickle

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups (28 tbsp )
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  1. To make amla pickle, combine the amlas in enough water in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring it occasionally.
  2. Drain the water and cool completely.
  3. Cut the amlas into wedges and discard the seeds.
  4. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till it is smoky, switch off the flame and allow it cool slightly.
  5. Combine the nigella seeds and fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle, and crush it till coarse.
  6. Combine the coarse mixture, fenugreek seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafetida, mustard oil and salt and mix well.
  7. Add the amla wedges to the mustard oil mixture, mix well and keep aside for 2 hours.
  8. Serve the amla pickle immediately or store it in an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated and use as required.

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How to make Spicy Amla pickle

  1. To prepare amla pickle recipe | amla achar | Indian gooseberry pickle ||amla ka achaar | , in a deep non-stick pan add amlas. Indian gooseberries or amla boosts overall health and is rich in vitamin C, fibre. You can read more about the health benefits of amla here Benefits of Amla.  Buy good quality amla that are firm, without any bruises and wash them in clean water before boiling
  2. Pour enough water to submerge them well.
  3. Cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring it occasionally. This helps to soften the amla. Do not overcook the amlas as they will lose their shape.
  4. Drain the water and cool completely.
  5. Cut the amlas into 4 to 6 wedges depending on their size and discard the seeds. If you are using small-sized amla then don’t cut into wedges and use them whole. If preparing in large quantity wear hand gloves while doing so as handling amla for a long time causes blackening of nails in a few cases.
  6. To make amla pickle recipe | amla achar | Indian gooseberry pickle | heat the oil in a small non-stick pan on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till it is smoky, switch off the flame and allow it cool slightly. The mustard oil provides a beautiful aroma and pungent flavour but if you don’t like that flavour make use of gingelly oil or regular vegetable oil.
  7. In a mortar and pestle, take nigella seeds.
  8. Add fennel seeds.
  9. Crush it till coarse.
  10. Transfer the coarse mixture to a bowl and add fenugreek seeds.
  11. Add chilli powder. You can add Kashmiri chili powder to give a fiery red color & mild spicy taste if you do not prefer extremely spicy pickles.
  12. Add turmeric powder.
  13. Add asafetida.
  14. Add mustard oil. We have used a good amount of oil in this amla pickle recipe as it acts as a preservative and increases the shelf life of avla achaar.
  15. Add salt and mix well.
  16. Add the amla wedges to the mustard oil mixture.
  17. Mix well and keep aside for 2 hours. Our instant amla pickle recipe is ready.
  18. Serve amla pickle | amla achar | Indian gooseberry pickle | immediately or store the gooseberry pickle in an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated and use as required. After storing the pickle in a glass jar, stir it with a clean and dry spoon once a day. This would ensure that all the spices are mixed evenly in the pickle and do not settle at the bottom of the jar. If you liked this instant pickle recipe then also check out other quick and easy achaar recipes like 
Accompaniments

Lachha Paratha, Punjabi Soft Flaky Lachha Paratha 
Methi Alu Parathas 
Mushroom and Green Pea Parathas 
Spicy Rice Parathas 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy23 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates1.7 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium194.4 mg

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Amla Pickle, Amla Achar, Gooseberry Pickle
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 on 19 Feb 20 04:26 PM


Hi, I tried this recipe and it came out v well. V easy to make and v tasty...nice traditional taste. Only difference, I dry roasted the fenugreek seeds and ground them also coarsely. Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Sujatha, congrats on making the pickle and thanks for tour feedback.
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19 Feb 20 04:40 PM
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 09 Feb 19 06:06 AM


Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 30 Oct 17 12:06 PM


Good,it''s very helpful to making my testy pikal, Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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31 Oct 17 08:27 AM
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 20 Oct 17 12:41 AM


Awsome racipe Thanx mam I like my family.....yummy
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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23 Oct 17 03:21 PM
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 04 Oct 17 08:21 PM


quick n easy recipe to make a tasty amla pickle
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anupama, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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05 Oct 17 08:37 AM
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 on 24 Jan 17 10:27 AM


I have tried the pickel , the result is awesome , every one liked my yummy n healthy pickle , thanks for the recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Foodie for the feedback.
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24 Jan 17 10:59 AM
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 24 Dec 16 03:23 PM


I have prepared the pickle . But the thing is water droplets are forming inside the jar when kept in sun. Is this normal?
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Tarla Dalal    HiRuchita, We have re-done the recipe. You can try this recipe with new measurements and procedure.. Do let us know your feedback.. once you have tried the recipe..
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02 Jan 17 11:49 AM
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 22 Dec 16 05:11 PM


Do we have to heat oil
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 22 Dec 16 04:28 PM


Can we use any other oil instead of mustard oil
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe
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 on 13 Dec 16 10:28 PM


Hello mam, this recipe is good. But my problem is tgat, I cut the raw amla into pieces, added salt and haldi and left for one day. Shall I Add above said spices and mustard oil now?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Meeta, Try by adding the remaining ing now and see, Next time kindly follow the exact recipe.
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14 Dec 16 12:31 PM
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