Amla/gooseberry garlic instant pickles

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Gooseberry/Amla pickles are instant and easy pickles. It is ultra easy preparation, fresh texture and fabulous flavor with a spicy kick have found a permanent place on my summer recipe roster. These quick and easy refrigerator pickles are an awesome way to enjoy with rice dishes and breads/parathas.

Health Benefits:

Though gooseberries look similar to grapes, they are actually berries filled with tiny seeds. Adding gooseberries to your diet can be a challenge because they are not readily available in many supermarkets, but finding ways to incorporate them into your diet can have many health benefits.

They are low in calories, fat- and cholesterol-free and a good source of essential nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese and dietary fiber.

Yields-1 cup
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-10 minutes


  • Gooseberry/amla-10
  • Garlic cloves-10-12
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Salt- to taste

For masala powder:

  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Red chillies-5-6 (adjust as per the spice desired)
  • Methi seeds/fenugreek seeds-1/4tsp


  • Boil water in a saucepan and cook gooseberrys for 8-10 minutes with a pinch of salt.
  • Once cooked drain water and slice the amla, discard the seeds and pat dry them on a kitchen towel/napkin.

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Meanwhile prepare the spice powder:

  • Dry roast fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies for a couple of minutes on a medium low flame, once it cools a bit ground it to a fine powder and set aside.

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For the pickles:

  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add mustard seeds as it crackles add garlic saue for a minutes.
  • Add the cooked and pat dried gooseberry slices, salt, turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add ground spice powder and saute for 4-5 minutes and then turn off the flame.
  • Cool to room temperature and store in a dry air tight container.
  • Keep refrigerated for long shelf life.

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  • Adding fenugreek/methi seeds may make pickles a little bitter so feel free to skip if you don’t like it.

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 November 22, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Wonderful combination of flavours – I can’t get enough of those spices, and to imagine them in combination with the gooseberries … divine!


  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  3. Looks great, thank you for sharing I think we have these berries growing in the yard, coincidentally 🙂


  4. Very nice Chitra!! lovely and different!

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  5. How delightful and fun, Chitra! I’ve never had gooseberries, but the name always made me want to giggle, so they must be good! 😀 Mega hugs

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  6. innovative and mouth watering combo dear!

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  7. Yumm…I’m a pickle person! Love to have it with curd rice ☺☺☺

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  8. Wow! Instant pickles – I am drooling 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  10. This masala pickle is super awesome. Love the combo of fennel, garlic and amla. Love that crust. I wish I could gobble that up with curd rice now. superb

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  11. What an interesting mix! Such a new idea 🙂

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  12. Awesome Chitra, never tried this…

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  13. Love pivkle this combo looks lipsmacking..


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