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Amla Candy

Homemade sweet and spicy Amla candy
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Home made, Kids Friendly
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: amla, amla candy
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 350 grams Indian Gooseberry /amla
  • 500 grams Sugar / Chini
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper Powder / Kali Mirch
  • 3/4 tsp Black Salt / Kala Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 3/4 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder


  • Boil a glass of water in a pressure cooker
  • Add the washed amlas in it and pressure cook for a whistle on medium heat.
  • When the amlas cool down and comes to room temperature then press them slightly and separate all the segments.
  • Discard all the seeds.
  • In a big bowl add the amlas and the sugar and mix gently.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and keep aside for a day.
  • Next day stir it and cover and keep aside for 2 days.
  • After 3rd day all the amlas will sink in the bottom of the bowl after absorbing the sugar syrup.
  • Drain the amlas from the sugar syrup and spread on a plate and keep in direct sunlight for a day or 2
  • When all the moisture dry from amla and it is no longer sticky from outside then its done.
  • No need to make amla dry and hard ,it should be dry from outside but remain soft from inside.
  • Now take amlas in a bowl and sprinkle about 3 tbsp of castor sugar on it and mix properly to coat well.
  • If you want to make spicy amla then add all the spices along with the castor sugar and mix well.
  • keep for a day in the covered bowl and then store in a air tight jar and enjoy.
  • You can boil the sugar syrup till it thicken and become like honey then store it in a glass bottle and use as a healthy amla sharbat .


You can add a pinch of saffron and cardamom powder in the sugar syrup if you are  making sweet candy .