Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nellikai/Amala Chutney/Thokku/ Gooseberry Spread





Everybody knows about the goodness of gooseberries/nellikai/amla. They are rich source of Vitamin C and are known for their numerous health benefits.

Knowing and speaking of the health benefits sounds very good, but I am not a big fan of these. Neither do I like them raw nor the pickle. The only form I eat them is in the dried candied form.

But that was until I tasted this version of gooseberry chutney. Recently my aunt prepared this chutney and got it for me, not knowing that I am averse to gooseberries. I did not have the heart to not taste something which my aunt had got with so much love. I did a taste check and I loved it. Tasted yum with curd rice. It was a super hit with all the elders in the family; of course kids did not taste it as it was very spicy.

The next I had it as a spread with bread. I also had it for lunch mixed with some hot white rice and a spoon of sesame oil and it tasted just awesome. These are some of the other ways this chutney/ thokku can be had. Try this and tell me how you had it.



Makes approx 1 Kg of chutney
What you'll need
  1. Gooseberry/Nellikai/Amla – 1 kg, 8 cups, ground in mixie without adding water
  2. Green Chilies – 200 gms
  3. Sesame oil – 1 cup
  4. Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  5. Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tbsp
  6. Asafoetida – 2 big pinches
  7. Turmeric Powder – ¾ tsp
  8. Salt as required (approx ½ cup) (add more if required)

Method
  1. Wash and pat dry the gooseberries and green chilies.
  2. Cut the gooseberries and grind them without adding water. It is ok if one or two pieces remain.
  3. Also grind the green chilies.
  4. Mix the ground gooseberries, chilies and salt and keep aside.
  5. Powder the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. No need to roast.
  6. Heat a Kadai with oil, lower the flame and add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  7. Remove from flame and add the ground gooseberries, chilies and mix well.



Store in air tight glass containers and keep refrigerated.

21 comments:

Amina said...

wow... delicious and flavourful chutney...

Sona S said...

Even am not a fan of gooseberries, but this sounds good with chillies, mustard and fenugreek seeds.. Loved your clicks!

DivyaGCP said...

Tempting and delicious chutney.. Very healthy too..
Pictures look amazing!!

Anu said...

yum tangy chutney, healthy too.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious thokku Kaveri, missing fresh nellikai here.

Ruchi Indu said...

Even I am not a fan of gooseberries. But this seems interesting!!! Bookmarked..

Vidhya Viju Govind said...

thats a super easy chutney kaveri.. i have a question though, won't it discolor while in storage?

Priti S said...

Looks so good n yum..

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

most fav thokku:)

Uma Ramanujam said...

Like the colour and the preparation Kaveri. We prepare chutney like how we prepare mango thokku. I like ur version too wit green chillies. wud like to try this one too..

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious thooku, gud n healthy way to include gooseberry in our diet:-)

Laxmi said...

have never made this.. its absolutely new to me.. thx for sharing.. vat does it go well with??

Maha Gadde said...

delicious and yummy chutney..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious chutney, bookmarked it :)

Roshni said...

Ths clicks are just out of the world

Hima bindu said...

Yummy & tangy thokku.. so delicious!

Regards,
Bindu
http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

Julie said...

Too tempting clicks,n healthy chutney dear:)
Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Nice recipe with amla. Bookmarked!

Suja Manoj said...

Nice healthy chutney,bookmarked.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very nice and full of vitamin c...

Shanthi said...

very cute presentation....

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