A variety of Pickles, Preserves and juice can be made from Amla. High in Vitamin C, phosphorus and Iron, Amla is considered to be a tonic for the brain. Posting an easy to make Amla pickle today, which can be enjoyed all year round.
- 1 kg Amla
- 150 gms Kashmiri Chilly powder
- 1 tsp Haldi /Turmeric
- 2 tbsps Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp Hing/Asafoetida
- 6 tbsps Coconut oil or oil of choice.
Wash and wipe the Amla clean. Allow it to dry for a couple of hours. Sprinkle around 10 tsps of salt and mix well. Keep mixing about three to four times a day, so that all the Amlas are well coated with salt. Repeat this for four days. The Amlas release water. On the fifth day, grind the mustard seeds and Hing to a fine powder. Drop it into the Amla along with the chilly powder and oil. Mix well. Add salt as per requirement. Bottle and refrigerate. This pickle takes around two months to mature.
Note: An easier and quicker method is to boil the Amlas in enough water with salt, to cool them thoroughly and then add the remaining ingredients. The Pickle made this way doesn’t have a shelf life of more than a fortnight.