Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gooseberry Pickle

My mother is very good in making pickles. Her garlic pickle is a hit among friends and relatives. So naturally I learnt to prepare all the pickles from her.You can definitely look forward for a collection of pickle recipes in my blog though this is the first one I am posting. I usually prefer home made pickles as store bought ones are loaded with preservatives. Pickles are very simple and easy to prepare and does not take much time. My mother usually adds crystal salt for pickles and the reason she gives is that it does not get spoiled easily. Now we have gooseberry season in India, and the markets are flooded with gooseberries. So I thought if I post it now, it will be useful for many. Today we will learn how to make gooseberry pickle (nellikai urugai) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

gooseberry pickle-nellikai urugai

Gooseberry Pickle-Nellikai Urugai

Gooseberry Pickle-Nellikai Urugai

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryPickle
 Recipe CuisineIndian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Gooseberry -1/2 kg
   Chilli Powder - 7 tsp
   Salt - 7 ½ tsp (Powdered crystal salt)
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

   Oil - 1/2 cup (standard measuring cup)
   Asafoetida-hing - 3/4 tsp
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Fenugreek powder/vendhaya podi - 1 tsp


gooseberry pickle-nellikai urugai
Preparation

Dry roast fenugreek seeds and powder it. Keep it aside.

Wash gooseberries well and steam cook for 6 - 7 minutes. Do not overcook. When you press the gooseberries, it should open in segments like a flower (see picture above).That is the right time to switch off the gas.

steaming gooseberries

After it cools, discard the seeds and separate it into segments. Spread it well on a plate (not as shown below) and dry for 2 hours.

steamed gooseberries

Method

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add asafoetida, gooseberries and turmeric powder.

gooseberry pickle preparation

Do not add chilli powder immediately. Cook covered for 5 - 6 minutes, then add chilli powder, salt and cook for few more minutes till oil separates.

how to prepare gooseberry pickle

Then add a tsp of fenugreek powder, mix well and remove from flame. Leave it to cool.

gooseberry pickle-recipe

Storage and Shelf Life

Store it in a clean, dry glass bottle and refrigerate it. Take needed quantity in a small cup for daily use. Do not use wet spoon. It stays good for a month in the refrigerator. Mix it well once in a week.

Note - Pictures above show more than half kilogram of gooseberries

If you use freshly ground chilli powder, it tastes awesome.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is adieu from Padhu.

68 comments:

  1. Wow, that is the perfect Nellikkai oorugai recipe. Click is too tempting that I would love to grab some to have with thayir sadam.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  2. looks great! shame we can't really get gooseberry so easily here

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  3. I luv this pickle
    thanks for the recipe

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  4. Slurppp!!!spicy gooseberry pickles!!!

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  5. I love gooseberry pickel, drool drool, how can you torture me like this. I so wish i could grab the bottle from the screen.

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  6. very healthy and delicious pickle..do send it to the event !

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  7. My favou urukai..but never tried at home..thanks for the recipe..you have nicely presented it..

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  8. I just have my stock of Gooseberry pickels from India.Your recipe loooks simple for amateur pickle makers like me.

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  9. Gooseberry pickles sound just awesome!

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  10. Pickle and mouthwatering...both these words go hand in hand!!! Feel like having a bite dear!!! Yumm yumm

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  11. My fav pickle...looks awesome and nice clicks too...

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  12. wow...Amla pickle looks tasty and tempting!!

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  13. Hi Padhu..Nice recipe...love to make some but gooseberries are not available here in US...Lovely picture too..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  14. Perfect with curd rice..too good.Just loved ur presentation :).

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  15. i too love gooseberry pickle...thanks for sharing the recipe...looks good and tangy

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  16. Would you like to send me some gooseberries, pretty please? I have all the other ingredients! Looks delicious.

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  17. I got some fresh gooseberries just yesterday. Thought of making rasam. Oh, the pickle looks so yummy.

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  18. Wow Padhu, looks very perfect andnice presentation

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  19. Padu,

    Goosebeery achar looks wonderful.Goose berry flowering at you.

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  20. wow, love to have this just like that..mmm amla..ttssssss

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  21. Dear Padhu
    This is a nice pickle and as you said quite a timely posting ..I only buy from market and eat,
    Happy holi

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  22. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Too bad it's hard for us to buy gooseberries around here. It looks wonderful!

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  23. My Maa also makes very good pickles. she makes a amla murubba which is to die for. this recipe is very new but from picture i know its gonna be mouth watering. will give this recipe to maa.

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  24. Hey Padhu.
    Very tasty pickle I will never forget the taste of this pickle.when i was preg i was mad for this pickle.Thanks for sharing dear.I will surely make this if i get goose berry in Dubai.
    Love
    Subhashini

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  25. Amazing recipe.My mouth is already watering!!!!

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  26. Gooseberry pickle...love them.Lovely pictures and thanks for sharing.

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  27. Pickles look so spicy and inviting..droolworthy clicks :)

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  28. Wow Padhu, LOve this recipe. My Naniji(maternal grandmother) made this awesome amla pickle. I love all kinds of pickles and ur recipes seems to easy and doable..Will make this bookmarking it..

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  29. amla pickle is my favorite pickle! oh how I wish I could get my hands on some fresh gooseberries so I can try this recipe! Do you think frozen would work well? Looking forward to your other pickle recipes too.

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  30. would go well with curd rice..nice recipe..

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  31. ha ha good dish for side dish to all. nice pictures. its look yummy and tasty. thanks

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  32. Thats such an authentic and perfect recipe!

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  33. You have such a wonderful blog! And amla pickle is a new recipe for me ... must try. :-)

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  34. My Fav achar..looks so yummy deary!!!

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  35. Oh i need nothing for rice if this pikle is there.

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  36. Would be perfectly delicious with curd rice:)

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  37. Just wanted to let you know that the My Legume Love Affair 20 roundup is now live. Thank you for submitting your awesome recipe for Sponge Bob Rice and Beans.

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  38. Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and leaving the comment. I really need expert's supports from peaple like you. Your blog is very nice. But liked more the creative presentation of the dishes...

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  39. Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
    Pickle looks delicious, spicy and yummy.

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  40. Yummy and fingerlicking pickle reminds me of my Ammamma she had few trees at her backyard and she used to make these pickles these are treasures!!!

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  41. Been age i tasted nellikai pickle- looks gorgeous!

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  42. woww love this one dear..thanks so much for sharing :)

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  43. Hi Padhu, the pickle looks awesome, a very timely post. I love making chutney.
    Keep visiting.:)

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  44. Wow, mouthwatering pickle...love gooseberries in pickle form, tangy and nice to go with curd rice:)

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  45. gooseberries, mmmm, i miss them so much here!!!! your pickle looks simply superb and delicious!!! thank you for the recipe!!

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  46. Pickle sounds awesome & looks tempting padhu!

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  47. wowww i can have this even witout rice..:)

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  48. My MIL makes yummy pickles..i never tried by my own..must try sometime..urs is looking gr8..

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  49. love homemade pickles, they tastes so delicious compare to store bought ones..great recipe

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  50. Padhu that was brilliant! Gooseberry is good for health, I love to have it raw but now you spice it up and make it more delicious.
    Thanks to you and your loving Mom!

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  51. hi padhu,
    Love pickle of any kind :0 gooseberry pickle is a great treasure in summer times, thanks for sharing ur recipe :)
    U presentation idea is beautiful
    TC

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  52. Love this pickle..I love to have this pickle with mashed tapioca..am drooling now :-)

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  53. Thanks for your sweet comment.
    Awaiting for your new post.

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  54. Loved this pickle ever since childhood...dont get fresh gooseberries here in the US though...really miss it...this brings back memories, Padhu!

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  55. I love homemade pickles....Your pickle looks mouthwatering. Nice click too.
    Deepa

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  56. Wow feel like having a piece right now!!!

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  57. yum..nuthin better than homemade pickle..love it when the amla gets a lil soft n is soaked up in the chilli..
    Please stop by our blogspace, there's an award waiting for you..

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  58. I am yet to learn the art of pickle making:)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog..i love your food craft creativity

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  59. amla pickle looks awesome, wish I could get some fresh amla here ..

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  60. It looks delicious..I love pickles..my mother is also good at making pickles..i really miss her pickles here :( Thanks for the recipe..

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  61. how long can we store this pickle????

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  62. thanks for recepie adding methi power in end gives excellent taste i followed the procedure meticulously and got good pickle today

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  63. radhamohan pv
    i made it ... ity was a delicious acchaar.
    i named it as padhu kerala goosberry pickle.
    thanks a lot


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  64. hiii padhu .
    awesome pickle iam going to try it

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  65. Made this yesterday and followed exactly the steps in it. Came out very well.
    Thanks again for a wonderful recipe from the previous generation.
    God bless you for all the help.

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  66. I made this pickle yesterday. Vow. It taste too good. Thanks for ur recipes, no doubt I enjoy all recipes in ur site.

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  67. Made Amla pickle today as u posted. Wow it came out well. Thanks for the receipe mam.

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