Sep 23, 2008

Gooseberry Pickle

I bought the whole packet of frozen gooseberries to make this pickle. But somehow or the other I didn't get time to start this and I started using few gooseberries for making pachadi or arachukalakki etc. This time I wanted to make this pickle without fail and I started making this yesterday night around 9 PM. It came out well and it tastes really good(I wanted to have this pickle as side dish for yesterday's dinner).

  1. Gooseberries - 1 cup
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Red chillies powder - 1 tsp (acc to taste)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Sesame OIl - 4 tbsp
  6. Jaggery - 1 tsp (optional)
  7. Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. Asafoetida powder - few pinches
First cut the gooseberries and take out the seed. Put it in a microwave safe bowl, add water and cook it for 4 to 5 mts. Make sure its only 3/4th cooked. Take out the berries and drain it. Keep it aside. Now take a pan, pre heat oil, splutter mustard seeds **, add fenugreek seeds ** and asafoetida powder and saute' for about a minute. Now add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and salt to it and fry it till raw smell goes out. Now add 3/4th cooked berries to it and mix everything well. It take 2 mts to mix. Turn off the stove and sprinkle the jaggery powder on top of it. Mix it well. Transfer it to a air tight container and enjoy it for more than 10 days.

** - My MIL asked me to make powder from mustard and fenugreek seeds and sprinkle it. Since I started doing this at night I didn't want to make powder. I just used it. If you wish to make powder, just fry mustard and fenugreek in a dry pan, let it cool and grind it into a fine powder (can grind separately).

This pickle goes to Vani's AFAM event.
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