Gooseberry Chutney-Nellikai (Amla) Thuvaiyal Recipe-Gooseberry Recipes

I wanted to try chutney / Thogayal with Gooseberry for a while. My husband and I normally take one gooseberry every day. I was not sure whether kids would like it. So I kept postponing making it. Other day when I was cleaning the fridge I had left over gooseberry and my kids were having their dinner outside since it is just me and my husband I decided try this chutney I have tried this with Dosa / Rava upuma. It tasted good and I had some left over which I asked my son to try it out. He said it is strangely nice.. If you can interpret as u wish. For me since he finished his plate and took his second serving I interpreted as he liked it Smiley .


Nellikai - 5
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Tomatoes - 1 (Chopped finely)
Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
Garlic - 2 pods
Green chillies - 1
Red chillies - 4 (adjust to your spice level. Reserve 1 chillies for tempering)
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup


Clean and chop nellikai discard the seeds. Heat a 2 teaspoon of oil. Add onion, garlic and fry till slight brown color. Add tomtoes and fry till mushy
Add coconut, red chillies, nellikai fry for a min. Switch it off. Let it cool down. grind to little coarse paste.
Heat rest of oil add mustard seeds. let it pop. Add curry leaves, Urad dhal and fry till light brown color. Pour it on the chutney
Serve it with steamed rice, dosa or upuma