Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Indian Gooseberry Chutney-Amla ki Launji

Amla(indian gooseberry )is an edible fruit which is sour,bitter,astringent and also fibrous.
It is a natural source of Vitamin C.Here is  very simple and easy  north indian recipe called launji which is a sweet and tangy(khatta meetha) chutney.

Amla                                  12 nos
Green chilli                     3-4
ginger                                1" piece
Saunf (fennel)                1 tsp
Methi(fenugreek)         1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder         1tsp
Turmeric                          1/4 tsp
Powdered jaggery        5 tbsp(or more)
Salt                                     1tsp or to taste
(used sendha namak)
Oil                                       2-3 tbsp(have used olive oil)

  • Wash amla and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.drain, cool and separate the segments discarding seeds.
  • Chop green chillies into long pieces with an incision in between and chop ginger to fine pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add methi followed by saunf,after it crackles add chopped ginger and green chilies,saute for a few seconds.add amla segments,salt and turmeric and saute for couple of minutes on a low flame.Add powdered jaggery,chilli powder and give a nice stir.(adjust spices to suit your tastebuds)cover and cook for another few minutes.
  • cool it and store in a bottle jar preferably in refrigerator.
(Serve as an accompaniment with rice/roti and daal,subzi.)
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