Amla/Gooseberry dip/Spread

Amla Spread new



This is a quick and easy dip recipe. Gooseberries tastes sour and gives a zing to the tongue when eaten raw, but as a fruit is very nourishing, so why not try to make some tasty dips, pickles, jams, juices and include in your daily diet.

Gooseberries also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin C content. Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs. It provides remedies for many diseases, so it is widely used in ayurvedic treatment. It contains chrominum, which has a therapeutic value for diabetic patients. 

Yields: 1cup
Cooking time: 10mins
Preparation time: 10mins


  • Gooseberry/amla-8-10
  • Roasted split channa dal-2tbsp
  • Green chilli-2num
  • Ginger-1/2inch
  • Coriander-few springs
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Olive oil-2tbsp
  • Crushed pepper-1/4tsp


  • Wash and cut the amlas into small pieces removing seeds from them.
  • Steam for 4-5mins/until soft.
  • In a mixer jar combine steamed amla, ginger, chilli, salt and grind to a coarse paste.
  • Add coxxxxxxriander and whizz again until blended.
  • Just  add olive oil and crushed pepper if you  love the spice.
  • Use as a dip for parathas/spread on breads.


  • You can even add roasted peanuts.
  • Instead of steaming you can even cook in the microwave or fry it in the pan.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 2, 2014, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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