How to prepare Nellika Achaar

How to prepare Nellika Achaar


  1. Indian gooseberry (Amla / Nellikai) – 1/2 kg
  2. Salt – 4-5 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
  4. Sesame oil – 4 tbsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 5 tbsp
  6. Asafoetida – 1 tbsp
  7. Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
  8. Curry Leaves – 1 sprig


  • Wash the gooseberries and dry it up.
  • Take the gooseberries into a clay jar or glass bottle. Add up salt and tumeric powder into it. Just cover it for about 2 to 3 days. Toss up the bottle for once or twice a day. Gooseberries absorb up all the salt which becomes soft.
  • Want to skip the above step to make a instant Gooseberry Pickle and then boil up these gooseberries with 1/2 cup of water with salt and then boil until gooseberries to become soft and proceed.
  • Heat oil into a pan. Splutter up the mustard seeds and curry leaves
  • Switch off the flame and add up red chilly powder and asafoetida.
  • Add up soft salted gooseberries let the pickle to absorb all the other flavors for about 3 days before enjoying it.

Serving Suggestion

After three days, tasty Gooseberry pickle is ready to serve with any other dish or curd rice. Refrigerator it for 4-5 months.


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