Thursday, 21 January 2016


Sirunellikkai pickles is an amazing side dish to curd rice. It is known by the name star gooseberry. The preparation is a quick fix method.

Ingredients :

Star qooseberries three cups
Turmeric one spoon
Red chilly powder two tablespoons
Sesame oil two tablespoons
Asafoetida two pinches
Curry leaves half cup
Dry Roasted Fenugreek seed  powder half pinch
Powdered salt one tablespoon
Achu vellam one and half pieces


Wash and wipe the gooseberries
Mix the red chillies powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek seed powder, asafoetida with one cup of water.
Mix well by adding another half cup of water.
Keep aside.
Heat the sesame oil in a dry pan.
Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
Add curry leaves.
Pour the red chilly mixture.
Saute well.
Add powdered salt.
Allow to boil.
Add one and a half jaggery achuvellam to neutralize the sourness of the berries.
Add star gooseberries and allow to cook for eight minutes.
Observe the gooseberries become soft and the oil ooze out all sides of the pan.
Switch off and allow the pickles to cool down.
Transfer the pickles into a dry and airtight container.
Hope you know its antioxident properties and enriched with vitamin C.

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