Instant amla pickle/khatti meethi amla launji

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Instant amla pickle/khatti meethi amla launji


This amla pickle recipe is really simple and handy and you can store this delicious and lip smacking pickle in refrigerator for months and use as and when required.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 2
  • 500 gms good quality amlas /gooseberries

  • 1 tbsp mustard oil

  • 6 tsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp chilli powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • 2-3 nos dalchini /cinnamon sticks

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds /jeera

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds /rai/sarson

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek /methi seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds /moti saunf

  • 2 pinch hing/asafoetida

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 4-5 nos green chillies


  • Wash and boil the amlas with 3/4th of glass of water in a pressure cooker only for one whistle.
  • When cool, remove the seeds and separate the segments.
  • Heat a wok / kadhai and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, methi seeds, dalchini and asafoetida, dry roast them for a minute.
  • Now add mustard oil and chopped chillies and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the amla and the masalas, mix well for two minutes.
  • Add sugar and sprinkle one tsp Of water.
  • Mix again.
  • When sugar melts simmer the flame and let it cook for 2,3 minutes so that all flavours infuse into the amlas.
  • Remove from the flame after 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cool as u like with paranthas, pooris or just like that.. Enjoy!