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Nellikka Achar (Gooseberry Pickle)

 Published 2012-Jul-16   Updated 2018-Sep-17

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Nellikai Urugai, Amla Achaar)

Recipe For Nellika Achar


  • Gooseberry - 1/4 kg
  • Red Chilly Powder - 4 tbsp
  • Asafoetida
  • Oil - 4 tbsp + 1 cup (50 ml approx)
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt


  1. Wash the gooseberry, pat dry and steam cook the same till it is done.
  2. Remove from kadai and just press the gooseberry in the middle. It will part like a flower petal and remove the seeds.
  3. Chop the same into small pieces and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds.
  5. When it splutters, add the curry leaves, chopped gooseberry, chilly powder, asafoetida, salt as required and mix well. 6. Switch off and allow it to cool.
  6. In another kadai heat the one cup oil and allow to cool.
  7. When both the items are cooled, mix together and store in a glass jar or bharani.

NOTE: Remember the oil level should be above the gooseberry level to avoid getting spoiled.

Nellika Achar

Nellika Achar

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 Published by on and last updated on 2018-09-17.