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.