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Friday, February 8, 2013

GOOSEBERRY PICKLE | NELLIKAI OORUGAI RECIPE

INDIAN PICKLE RECIPES

Pickles are usually a rare one which i make at home. When i was in India, i used to make variety of pickles but after coming here to Singapore i generally make few varieties only and especially the Raw mango pickle, which Varsha loves the most. Few days back, when i met a friend in kids school, she wanted me to post the recipe of Gooseberry pickle (amla Pickle) i promised her that i will post it soon. The very next day another friend of mine happened to go the Indian market and bought me these gooseberries and finally i made the nellikai oorugai (Gooseberry pickle)

When i called up my mom to ask for the recipe, she was busy that time and she told everything in a hurry. So i just followed her method and some how made the gooseberry pickle, and it came out very well. I didn’t get the bright red color of the pickle as the reason being my chilli powder was slightly old and the color was not there and also since i grind the mustard seeds the dark color dominated a little.

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Sending this pickle to  Bharathy of Spicy Chilly who is hosting her first event “My Spicy Recipe” with an attractive gift vouchers too from that you can shop online and i love to shop from Flipkart which is my recent addiction too.

Here is the recipe of Gooseberry pickle:

INGREDIENTS:

GOOSEBERRY(BIG) 10
METHI SEEDS (VENDAYAM) 2 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 5 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
ASAFOETIDA 1/2 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1 TSP + 1/2 TSP
SESAME OIL 1/4 CUP

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METHOD:

  • Wash the gooseberries and pat dry them. In a wide pan, boil water and add in the gooseberries. Add salt and turmeric powder to this and boil for some time (10 mins) till the gooseberries become soft. [ i didn’t add salt and turmeric and later tasting the pickle i felt i should have added it while boiling – This is to get the salt infused into the gooseberries) Do not over cook, check with a fork to see whether it is soft or not.
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  • Drain the water completely and take out the seeds from the gooseberries.Since it is cooked it is easy for you to take it out.

gooseberry step 3

  • Dry roast the mustard seeds and methi seeds. When cool grind this into a powder and keep it aside.
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  • In a pan add sesame oil and add the 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  • When it splutters add the ground mustard seeds and methi seed powder.( the powder won’t be very fine as it is small in quantity)
  • Add the red chilli powder ,turmeric powder and salt. Saute in a low flame for few minutes and add in the cooked gooseberries.
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  • Mix them nicely for and let it be in the pan for a 5 minutes in a medium low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and allow it to completely cool.
  • Transfer this to an airtight container. Always handle with clean dry spoon.
  • Enjoy with curd rice.         Gooseberry pickle 1 

Note:

  1. Always cook the gooseberries with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. I felt mine was slightly undercooked so you can cook it little extra to get the gooseberries soft in the pickle.
  3. Add sesame oil as mentioned.

39 comments:

  1. lovely recipe and mouth watering.
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    in my blog.

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  2. love this pickle a lot..perfect wid curd rice..

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  3. yummy and tasty.. I love this pickle

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  4. OMG ! Mouth watering here...
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  5. Love this one ...looks so tempting

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  6. Even i also learnt this from my mom but with slight differences.Mouthwatering pickle.

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  7. You have made it seem so eazy! my cheeks are hurting!! simple yet lovely recipe, jey! I love the addition of venthayam! will be extra flavourful!!

    Loose Hugs! You know why! :)

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  8. forgot to mention I love LOVE the main pictures!!

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  9. Simple and tempting pickle.... I love gooseberry and can munch it as it is anytime...

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  10. I love it as always....:-)

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  11. looks great jey. i think the colour is perfect :)

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  12. Looks super tempting. salivating here

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  13. Looks so spicy & mouthwatering..... :-)

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  14. First time here. You have a gr8 space.

    BTW I am D R O O L I N G

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  15. This looks sooo good - would love some with curd rice. My MIL makes this really well - i've not tried so far.

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  16. Mouthwatering pickle! Just delicious!

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  17. Wow,look at the pictures, they make my tongue tickle..

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  18. healthy and mouthwatering pickle :)

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  19. WOW
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  20. Looks wonderful and mouthwatering:)

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  22. Too good.....mouth watering indeed

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  23. mouthwatering pickle.. nice clicks..

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  24. finger licking pickle, mouthwatering :-)

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  25. very useful and easy way of recipes........... thanks a lot jeyshri...........

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  26. Pls share abt small gooseberry pickle & jam..

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  27. hi jayshree - your culinary skills are a great gift of GOD. Compliments for sharing it with others............. was searching for tasty garlic pickle recipe when i landed on your site................. may you receive the blessings of annaporneshwari devi for your good work..................god bless..............

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  28. Hi Jeyashri - compliments for sharing your god given culinary skills with others.............may goddess annapoorneshwari bless you for your good work........... was searching for a recipe when i landed on your blog......... pl continue your good service for the satisfaction of all

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    1. Thank you so much. So nice to read such sweet words.

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  29. hi jeyashri akka ... i am a great fan of your cooking ... and the pic of recipes are awesome ... i tried this pickle ... it comes out very well
    if you can please visit http://snowwhitesona.blogspot.in/2014/09/gooseberry-pickleamla-pickle-nellikai.html

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