Gooseberry also known as amla in hindi, nellika in malayalam is the richest source of Vitamin C and also high in fibre. It contains minerals, vitamins, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has numerous health benefits. Indian gooseberry is a common constituent of Ayurvedic medicines. Purchase gooseberries that are fresh, hard and bright green in colour. This nutritious fruit can be enjoyed in many ways like jam, pickles, juice, chutneys etc.
Simple and tasty gooseberry fry with the blend of spices and a hint of tamarind paste.
prep time : 15 mins, cooking time : 15 mins, serves : 2-4, cuisine : indian, author : gloria
300 gms sliced gooseberries (washed/de-seeded)
¼ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds
5 nos fenugreek seeds
2 whole dry red chillies (small)
¼ tsp asafoetida powder (hing)
3-4 nos green chillies (chopped)
few curry leaves
¼ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp red chilly powder
¼ tsp fennel powder
½ tsp tamarind paste
1 ½ tsp canola oil
salt to taste
Into a pre-heated oil over medium heat, add mustard seeds. once splutters, add cumin seeds, whole dry red chillies, fenugreek seeds, hing and curry leaves; stir for few seconds.
Now, add turmeric; saute for a minute; add the sliced gooseberries and green chillies. Stir to combine. Cover and allow it to cook for 8-10 mins or till it becomes soft and crunchy.
Add tamarind paste, fennel seed powder and red chilly powder; mix to incorporate everything together. Keeping the heat on high, uncover and stir fry the gooseberries constantly for two minutes to avoid sticking to the bottom. Top it with ½ tsp oil and switch off flame. Season to taste.
Serve it with rotis or rice.