Friday 8 November 2013

Instant Amla Pickle|Instant Gooseberry Pickle|நெல்லிக்காய் ஊறுகாய்

This pickle is sitting in my draft for a while, finally am posting it today. Pickle have their important place in our Indian menu,if you are serving a vegetarian feast to your guests your serving platter should have definitely a pickle in it. Every Indian household will have atleast a bottle of pickle definitely in their pantry either homemade or store bought. Pickle can come in secure when you dont have any side dish to have with rice or rotis. For me, a simple lemon pickle is enough enjoy with my bowl of curd rice or rotis.

Coming to this gooseberry pickle, i pickled them during summer with some super fresh gooseberries i picked from Indian grocery. Since i dont have patience to make the traditonal gooseberry pickle i went for an instant version which i picked from pickles, a cookbook i bought during my last trip in India. This instant version takes hardly few minutes to get ready and this pickle stays for a month in room temperature if they are conserved properly. But we finished this pickle within a week,a prefect side dish for curd rice.This post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month.

5nos Gooseberries  (washed and pat dried)
1tbsp Red chilly powder
2tbsp White vinegar
4tbsp Sesame oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
2tsp Salt

Dry roast and grind:
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Mustard seeds

Heat a tablespoon of oil, now drop the gooseberries to the warm oil, shallow fry it in simmer until they gets partially cooked, this will take atleast 15minutes, take care not to burn them.

Meanwhile dry roast the spices given under the list to grind as fine powder,keep aside.Mix the red chilly powder with vinegar and keep aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds.

Add the red chilly-vinegar mixture, grounded powder and fry for few minutes.

Add the already cooked gooseberries, salt and toss everything until the gooseberries gets well coated by the spices.

Enjoy the pickle with a bowl of curd rice.


Daksha said...

very tasty and delicious looking pickle.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hmmmm... Finger licking goodness, hard to resist

Unknown said...

yummy n spicy pickle...

easyfoodsmith said...

What a wonderful recipe for gooseberry pickle! The color looks amazing.

pankti said...

Lovely instant pickle!!

Unknown said...

Yumm ..that looks delicious dear ..yummy pickle :)