Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gooseberry Chutney-Nellikai (Amla) Thuvaiyal Recipe-Gooseberry Recipes

I love to include gooseberries in my diet mainly for its health benefits. We all know that gooseberry is an excellent source of Vitamin C, it is high in antioxidants and is great for the skin and hair. It also enhances immunity. So I find out some ways or the other to include gooseberries in our diet.

Gooseberry chutney-Nellikai Thuvaiyal

Today we will learn how to make Gooseberry chutney following our easy recipe-

Gooseberry Chutney-Amla Chutney

Gooseberry Chutney

  Prep Time: 5 MinsCook Time: 10 Mins |  Serves: 2

   Ingredients needed 

   Gooseberries-4-5 (ordinary variety)
   Curry leaves-few
   Salt needed

  For the seasoning

   Oil-2-3 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
   Tur dal-1 tbsp
   Bengal gram /channa dal - 2 tsp
   Urad dal -1 tbsp
   Red Chillies- 4
   Hing- a pinch


Chop onion and tomato roughly. Cut gooseberry into small pieces and discard the seeds.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add tur dal, bengal gram, urad dal, red chillies and hing.

When dal turns golden brown, remove from pan.

In the same pan, saute onions until it turns transparent, then add tomatoes, chopped gooseberries and curry leaves. Once tomatoes becomes mushy, switch off the flame and let it cool.

Grind the dal first, then add the onion tomato mixture and grind it to a coarse paste adding needed salt.

Vitamin C packed Gooseberry chutney is ready. It goes well with curd rice.

Variation - You can do the same recipe without the onion and tomato. This gooseberry chutney goes well with plain rice. Mix chutney with hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil and enjoy!!

More Gooseberry Recipes

Nellikai Sadam 

Nellikai Pachadi 

Gooseberry Pickle

Neer Nellikai 

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  1. I too try to add amla in my diet since I am having 'Pitta' prakruti. Never tried chutney with gooseberry. Will try this recipe.

  2. Healthy and flavorful chutney..

  3. i love to add amla daily in my diet. will try today. Thanks for posting.

  4. It came out so well with a lovely taste and so easy to make . Thank you

  5. I prepared this very nice and good taste.I like your presentation. Thanks a lot, Good people live Long....


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