Nellikai Thokku | Amla thokku | Gooseberry Pickle

Nellikai Thokku| Amla thokku | Gooseberry pickle recipe 

Nellikai Thokku, Amla thokku, Gooseberry pickle

Nellikai thokku or Gooseberry Pickle is an absolutely delicious spicy, tangy, sweet and sour South Indian style pickle variety made with nellikai or Amla . 
Indian Gooseberry or amla or nellikai is a rich source of  Vitamin C and antioxidants,it is rich in fibre,low in calories.
It helps to boost your immunity. 
It helps in treating throat infections.
Slows down ageing.
It lowers cholesterol.
Prevents hardening of the arteries.
Controls blood sugar.
Prevents cancer.
Prevents arthritis.
Helps in weight loss.
Prevents eye problems.
Helps in treating pancreatitis.
Controls diarrhoea.
This is a simple recipe and can be done really quickly. I have cooked the amla in pressure cooker but you can steam it as well for 10-15 mins. Make sure that you saute the thokku very well in medium flame until all the moisture is evaporated.This nellikai thokku can be stored for a week. Check out how to make this tasty nellikai thokku recipe below.


Nellikai/ Gooseberry/ amla-10 nos
Red chilli powder-3-4 tsps
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil-2-3 Tbsps
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder-1/4 tsp
Jaggery-1-2 tsps
Asafoetida a pinch

Recipe Video


1.Wash the gooseberries well.
2.In a pressure cooker add the gooseberries and required water just enough to cover them.

3.Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

4.Drain the water and set the amla aside.

5.Allow them to cool then remove the seeds.

6.Put the gooseberries in a mixie jar and grind to coarse paste without adding any water.

7.Now in a kadai heat gingelly oil add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

8.Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida and saute for few seconds.

9.Add the ground gooseberry paste mix well,add little water.

10.Add required salt, jaggery and fenugreek powder mix everything well.

11.Keep in a medium flame saute the nellikai thokku for 5 mins until the oil oozes on top and colour changes .

12.Remove from gas and allow the amla thokku to cool down completely.

13.Use a clean dry bottle or container to store the nellikai thokku.
14.Use a clean dry spoon.

Preparation time-20 mins

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