Amla / Indian Gooseberry Sweet and Spicy Pickle

By: Prasanna| Published: 5:27:00 AM

A finger-licking post for all...Amla / Indian Gooseberry Sweet and Spicy Pickle!

I had a long wish to prepare sweet and spicy pickle with the tiny/small amla's we used to get in Indian markets. I remember having this pickle in my childhood but never got a chance to taste it again.
But I could not get any of those but found these Amlas and thought of making that same pickle out of these.

I tried this pickle out of these normal sized Amla's for first time and it was super hit at my home. Sour taste of these amla's could not be found at all!!
We all know how good are amla's for health and how many health benefits they have.

Just a heads up for all those who dont know,this is excerpt from Google: "Benefits of Amla in Weight Loss. Amla, aka Indian Gooseberry is one fruit that packs many health benefits into a really small package. Rich in vitamin C, it contains anti-oxidants, fibre and minerals like calcium and phosphorus, which help to: Build immunity".

So,try this recipe and enjoy!!

Amla Indian Gooseberry Sweet and Spicy Pickle


Amla / Indian Gooseberry Sweet and Spicy Pickle
  • 15 Nos Amla / Indian Gooseberry
  • 1 & 1/2 times of the Amla slices Jaggery
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Hing / Asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Green Chillies,slit
Wash and boil the amla ,covered in the sauce pan for 5 minutes.
When its cooled,drain the water and deseed the amla's.
Each amla will yield 6 slices.
Now with a knife make 2 more slices of each slice of the amla.
Pour these in the sauce pan,add salt.jaggery,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and green chillies.
Cover and cook on low flame, till all the jaggery is melted and amla slices are cooked.
Then add hing to it.
I did this for 10 minutes as I like the pickle slight liquidy.
You can further cook it but when it will cool,it will turn very hard,and difficult to eat.
Cover and keep it aside.
Enjy this with rice,chapati/phulka!!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Servings


  • You can use sugar instead of jaggery but then you have add water to make pickle.So it wont last for long.
  • This pickle will last for a month if refrigerated.
  • Do not cook it lot and make the pickle dry as it will turn hard on cooling. Let it be slightly liquidy.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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