Star Gooseberry Pickle ( Ari Nellikka / Nellikka Puli Achar )


1 1/2 cup star gooseberries
1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder ( add more or less to your spice level)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek powder
1/2 tsp hing/ asafoetida
2-3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tsp vinegar


  1. Wash and pat dry the star gooseberries using kitchen cloth and keep it aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  3. Add the gooseberries and saute well and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  5. Add 3-4 tbsp boiling water and mix well. Once it starts to boil, switch off the flame.
  6. Allow it to cool and add vinegar and mix well.
  7. Transfer the pickle to a dry airtight glass jar and can be used from the next day. 🙂

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