Amla Pickle -Indian gooseberry pickle
Amla /amlaki /Nellikka or Indian Gooseberries are packed with nutrients ,It is a very good source of Vitamin C and have antioxidant properties.It is very easily available during winters so we have to consume it in different ways.It have vitamin C so it is very good to consume during cold ,good for digestion and as it is very easy to digest.
Amla pickle can be given to small children as well as old age people ,they can also eat and enjoy it .It is used in many Ayurvedic preparations .It is a major component in the most popular ayurvedic health food- Chyavanprash.
I have used big sized amlas so I steam cook them and removed the segments ,but if you are using small size amla then just steam cook them and use them whole ,no need to separate the segments. Due to oxidation the pickle change its colour after 2-3 weeks and turn greenish but no need to worry or to discard the pickle it is good to use even after the change in the colour.
Amla have a peculiar tangy sour taste so it taste very good in pickles and chutnyies . Every winter I make this amla pickle and many other recipes with amla like –
- Amla Chyawanprash style Chutney
- Amla and dhaniya ki chutney,
- Amla ki launji
- Amla mirch ki achari subzi
- Amla in Brine