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Gooseberry Chutney

 Published 2012-Jul-16   Updated 2017-Dec-04

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Nellikai Thuvayal, Amla Chutney, Nelikai Pachadi)

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Gooseberry eaten in any form is good for health. I have used the gooseberries which are stored in salt water for this recipe. It remains good for a long time. After 10-15 days, it becomes very soft. One gooseberry in the morning along with breakfast is very good for health, specially for diabetic patients.

In South india, gooseberries are boiled in salt water with little turmeric powder and stored. Then whenever we want, the gooseberries can be used to make chutney.

Recipe For Gooseberry Chutney


  • Gooseberry - 3 nos
  • Green chilli - 2 nos
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp (optional - Those who are having cholesterol cannot use coconut.)
  • Salt must be put in after checking since the gooseberry is stored in salt water, very little amount of salt is required in the chutney.

Gooseberry chutney


  1. Mix all the ingredients and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Tempering: Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Asafoetida, Oil, Curry leaves and a piece of Red chilli. Gooseberry chutney is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • Gooseberry chutney can be had with dal rice, chapatti, curd rice etc.


  • Add 3 tbsp of beaten curd to it to make it little watery. This gooseberry pachadi is yummy with white rice and papad.

More Gooseberry Recipes

Gooseberry Rice Gooseberry Rice Gooseberry Pickle Gooseberry Pickle Gooseberry Sharbat Gooseberry Sharbat Gooseberry Dal Gooseberry Dal
See more gooseberry dishes ⟩⟩

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Comments (2)

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What about gooseberries stored as it is (not in salt water)? Of course we'll have to add extra salt, but does it have any other effect on the process/recipe? For e.g. Are the gooseberries too dry or hard, or can we follow the recipe as it is with additional salt?
Person   ()
Yes you can follow the same recipe. However, I would suggest you to boil the gooseberries in salted water for few minutes. This makes it a little softer for easy blending.

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