Wednesday 18 June 2014

Neer Nellikkai/No Oil Amla Pickle/Oilfree Gooseberry Pickle

Pickling is definitely a summer affair, we make varieties of pickles with varieties of vegetables. Each South Indian famillies prepare their batch of pickles during summer to share among the family members and my grandma makes bags and bags of pickles, vadams every summer whenever we go for summer vacation. I seriously cherish those nostalgic moments which is quite rare now, my kids miss this much fun moments with grand parents. Personally after my generation, these summer rituals seems to be very much rare even in my grandma's village.Coming to today's post, this pickling method of making this oil free gooseberry pickle we usually follow when we get gooseberries abundantly during the peak season. This method of making this oil free pickle helps to preserve those gooseberries. Neer Nellikkai can be enjoyed just like that, or else these preserved gooseberries can be used in making chutneys, or can be prepared with as pickle with spices and oil.

My theme for this week's blogging marathon is summer specials and this pickle suits prefectly for the theme.This oil free method of pickling gooseberries is one of the easiest way to enjoy the goodness of this vitamin C rich gooseberries. Dont forget to make a small batch of this neer nellikkai next time when its peak season, am sure this oil free pickle will definitely tickle your tastebuds.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#41.

15nos Gooseberries
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
5nos Green chillies (broken)

Bring boil enough water, add the turmeric powder, salt.

Now add the gooseberries to the water, cook for few minutes until the gooseberries turns soft.

Put off the stove, add the broken green chillies.

Keep aside and let it cool.

Transfer these gooseberries to an air tightened bottle.

These neer nellikkais stay prefect for a month if they are kept in fridge.


vaishali sabnani said...

This preservation method is very popular in Gujrat too. But the jar is kept outside ...but the shelf life decreases. Good idea to refrigerate.

Sarita said...

Ohh yummy favorite.

Zoe said...

I'm deeply attracted by the word, oil free in your title...This is definitely my type of pickle :D

Srivalli said...

That's a very different way to make the pickle Priya..very healthy as no oil..good one..

Kalyani said...

Amma makes this too ! Lovely pickle

Shobha said...

Wish I could get amla in Brazil to make this yummy pickle.

Simplyfood said...

Love these type of pickles tasty without the oil.

Jayanthi said...

I love gooseberries and this one is awesome. I love how its without any oil and it must taste so fresh and lip smacking.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

we also make something similar but this one is so beautifully captured

Chef Mireille said...

a great way of preserving

Pavani said...

This type of pickling is new to me, would love to try it sometime.

Harini R said...

Good way of pickling Priya.