Wednesday 24 May 2017


Amla/Indian gooseberry/nellikkai is a wonderful package of vitamin C. Vitamin A and other important minerals for our optimal health. 

How to make Amla thokku?


Gooseberry fresh  10 nos
Tamarind gooseberry size
Jaggery one piece
Mustard seeds one spoon
Salt to taste
Asafoetida one generous pinch
Roasted Fenugreek powder half spoon
Sesame oil two tablespoons
Curry leaves one sprig
Garlic pods three
Red chilly powder one spoon
Turmeric one spoon


Cut the gooseberries into wedges deseeding the seed.
Blend the gooseberry wedges, tamarind, jaggery, salt, garlic with required water.
into a coarse paste.
Heat the frying pan with one tablespoon of oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds.
Once it starts to crackle. add curry leaves. Switch off the flame to avoid burning.
Add turmeric, red chilly powder, asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder, to the oil.
Stir for a while and add the gooseberry paste and stir again.
Now switch on the flame and allow boiling for few minutes.
Pour the remaining oil.
Once the oil separates from the gooseberry mixture, switch off the flame.
Set aside to cool.

Now the glossy classic amla thokku is ready to have with urd rice, or any fried rice or dosa. or idlies.

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