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Nellikka Achar (Gooseberry Pickle)

Nellikka Achar (Gooseberry Pickle)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 2

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 17


Serves 3

  • Gooseberry/Nellikka 20 nos

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp

  • Mustard Powder(Roasted and Powdered) 1 tsp

  • Fenugreek powder (Roasted & Powdered) 1/2 tsp

  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

  • Asafoetida Powder 1/2 tsp

  • Salt to taste 1 tsp

  • Sesamr Oil 1/2 cups


  • 01

    Wash the gooseberry well.

  • 02

    In a pan boil enough water. Add gooseberry, turmeric powder, salt and boil for about 5-6 minutes or until the gooseberries become soft (Do not overcook). Drain the water completely. Cut the gooseberries into 4-5 pieces and remove the seeds.

  • 03

    Heat sesame oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter add asafoetida.

  • 04

    Add gooseberries and mix well and fry for few minutes.

  • 05

    Add kashmiri red chilli powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and fry for few seconds in low flame.

  • 06

    Add mustard powder, fenugreek powder, mix well and remove from flame. Allow it to cool completely then transfer the pickle to an airtight container. It may take 1-2 days for the spices to blend together with gooseberry.

  • 07

    Enjoy !!



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