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Amla Thokku (Nellikai / Gooseberry Chutney)

My father used to advice us to have one amla a day. But because of the taste  we keep ignoring it. One of my colleague after watching BBC started talking about amla and he was willing to have one a day. So we decide to stock it in Office and have it everyday (thinking eating together kind of re enforce and give us motivation to eat). It went on for a couple of months and started to fade away. But during those period I realized my immunity has improved. So decided to continue the habit. This weekend when I went for grocery shopping I saw nice amlas so brought more than normal. So decided to some spicy chutney or spread which can be used with Chappathi, bread or even rice.


Nellikai/Amla (Indian Gooseberry) - 6- 8 nos. (Big size)
Red Chillies - 1 cup 
Turmeric Powder - 2 teaspoon
Mustard - 2 teaspoon
Fenugreek (Methi seds) - 2 teaspoon
Asafetida - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10-15
Oil  - 2 tablespoon (Used Gingerly oil)


Grate Nellikai/Amla, discard the seeds. 

Dry Roast Red chillies, Mustard and Fenugreek (without oil). Let it cool down and grind to fine powder
Heat oil in the pan, Add Mustard when i starts spluttering add grated Amla, dry roasted powder, salt, Asafetida .  Fry for just few Mins (3-5)  Switch off the flame. 
Cool and store in air tight jar. 

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  1. Wow my mouth-watering looking at the amla...yummy...

  2. I love nellikai a lot.. The best part is after eating that, if you drink water it will be sweet.. ;) Childhood memories..
    Coming to the present, the chutney looks so delicious and inviting..

  3. Great recipe with Amla...We eat them raw,but never tried in recipes...
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  4. Yummy... Love to taste it with curd rice...

  5. Nellikai is in season mouth is watering.

  6. Thats a very cute this thokku

  7. Amla chutney looks great..the jar is really cute :)

  8. I'm sure my father-in-law will love this pickle, he is very fond of amlas! great recipe!

  9. very healthy and tempting..

  10. Slurp,love this thokku..Unfortunately we dont get this nellikai quite often here:(.

  11. Delicious neallai thokku. Love it.

  12. very flavorful chutney.. Even I make chutney with these little once..

  13. can we eat two raw amla a day? or is it better to eat only one? cos i heard it's a high source of vitamin.

  14. Great Blog!! Amla Juice is really good for health. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome.


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