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).

Ingredients:-
  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.

9 comments:

raaji said...

i love this pickle so much vidhya....but its been an yr that i havent tasted it....

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai vidhya

My cousin loves this pickle........i remember by childhood days with her eating this pickle without my aunt's notice...........it tempts me to taste it immediately...........

Sireesha said...

I love pickles very much but its being ages I have tasted this pickle.looks delicious..

Illatharasi said...

My mouth is watering.... wanted to have it from your bowl ;) he he

Thanks for sharing and participating!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Gooseberry pickle i love it. Looks gr8 and nice entry to the event.

srikars kitchen said...

Nellikkai is always my fav. this pickle with curd rice is excellant combi...

Dershana said...

Hi Vidya, nellikkai pickle is an all time favourite. thanks for sharing your version :-)

SriLekha said...

hey! that's looking very delicious yar!

Jay said...

I like your recipe. It reminds me of my grand mother's cooking. Your method of pickle preparation is very similar to hers.

Jayanthy