Gooseberry Pickle / Nellikka Achar


15 nellikka/ gooseberries, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
3-4 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup vinegar
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 tbsp oil ( sesame oil)


  1. Wash and steam the gooseberry in a steamer until soft. Allow it to cool and then cut in slices and remove seeds. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add chopped ginger, garlic and curry leaves and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Then reduce the flame to low and add fenugreek powder, asafoetida, chilli powder and turmeric powder and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now add in the cut nellikka and toss well. Add salt and 3-4 tbsp water ( can use the water used for steaming nellikka) and cook for 1-2 minutes until all the nellikka pieces are well coated with the spices.
  6. Add the vinegar and then switch off the flame.
  7. Allow it to cool completely and store in an air tight glass container/ bottle…
Recipe adapted from here…

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