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amla pickle recipe
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amla pickle recipe | amla achar or amla ka achar | gooseberry pickle

easy amla pickle recipe | amla achar or amla ka achar | gooseberry pickle
Course pickle
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 jar


for pickle masala:

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • 1 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds / saunf

other ingredients:

  • 7 amla / gooseberry / nellikai
  • ¼ cup mustard oil / any cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp salt add as required


  • firstly, wash and steam the amlas (gooseberry / nellikayi) for 10 minutes.
  • cook till the amlas open up by itself. allow it to cool completely.
  • further, open the amla by separating the segments and removing the seeds from centre.
  • spread it on the plate and allow to cool completely.
  • meanwhile, prepare the pickle masala by heating the pan.
  • dry roast 2 tsp mustard, 1 tsp methi and 1 tsp fennel seeds till they turn golden.
  • transfer to the blender and blend to fine powder. keep aside.
  • furthermore, heat ¼ cup mustard oil or any cooking oil.
  • once the oil is hot, add in 1 tsp mustard and pinch of hing. allow to splutter.
  • additionally, switch off the stove and add in steamed amlas.
  • saute for a minute or till the amlas absorb flavour.
  • further add in 2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  • also add prepared pickle masala and mix well.
  • finally, instant amla pickle is ready to be served.