Friday, January 22, 2016

Nellikai thokku/Gooseberry pickle

nellikai thokku

Nellikai thokku/Amla pickle/Gooseberry pickle is a tasty pickle that goes well with Curd rice and parathas.
This pickle is easy to make and stays fresh for a week's time when refrigerated. 

  • 10-12 Gooseberries
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder (alter according to your spice level)
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • As per taste Salt
For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A small piece Hing/Asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup Gingelly Oil


1) Wash and clean the Gooseberries. Pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles with out water, I have kept the gooseberries in a separate bowl while cooking rice in same pressure cooker.

2) Leave it to cool down and remove the seeds.

3) Mash the gooseberries to fine paste. I have used my Pav bhaji masher.

4) Heat oil in a kadai and add Hing then add Mustard seeds to crackle.

nellikai thokku

5) Now add the cooked gooseberry and fry in low flame.

6) After 5  mins, add turmeric powder, Red chilli powder and salt. Mix them well and leave them to get cooked in oil.

7) After it leaves oil on sides and gooseberry decrease to 3/4th of its quantity, add feenugreek powder and mix well. Switch off the flame and Leave it to cool down before you transfer to a glass container.

nellikai thokku

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