Instant Amla Pickle / Nellikai Oorugai / Gooseberry Pickle

Instant Amla Pickle
This amla pickle is very easy to make.My sil served this pickle along with lunch when we were in Chennai, I loved it so got the recipe immediately.I made it last week and loved to have it as such than with rice.This is one of the ways to include amla / gooseberry in diet.
Instant Amla Pickle

Instant Amla Pickle Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Makes:1 cup
Recipe Category: Pickles | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Amla(Nellikai) - 7
Water -1 and 1/2 cups
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Jaggery Syrup - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Gingelly Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp


  1. Wash amla well.Take amla along with water, salt and turmeric powder.Let it cook.
    How to make Instant Amla Pickle - Step1
  2. You can see the wedges coming and if you prick with a knife, it should be soft.Drain water and separate the wedges.Discard the seeds.
    How to make Instant Amla Pickle - Step2
  3. Now all the wedges are separated.In a pan - heat oil add mustard seeds, let it crackle.Then add red chilli powder and hing cook for a minute.
    How to make Instant Amla Pickle - Step3
  4. Then add cooked amla and toss it for 5mins in low flame.Finally add jaggery syrup if you are adding.
    How to make Instant Amla Pickle - Step3
Serve with rice!
Instant Amla Pickle

My Notes:

Instant Amla Pickle