Amla or gooseberry is considered as the fruit of God. It is believed that Amla has originated from drops of Amrit which spilled during the fights between demons and Gods for possession of the Amrit. Probably this led to the belief that Amla can cure any disease. True or not…there is no denying that this green tangy fruit is a very good antioxidant and has high amounts of vitamin C.
Amla/Indian Goose Berry – 500 Gms
Mustard (Rai) – 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder- 1½ tbsp
Turmeric (Haldi) Powder-1/4 tsp
Crushed Fennel (Saunf) – 1 tsp
Roasted Methi (Fenugreek) – ¼ tsp
Gur (Jaggery) – 2 tbsp. (grated)
Salt- 1 tbsp to 1 ¼ tbsp
Wash the Amla well.
Steam it for 10- 12 minutes.
Separate each petals and crush with potato masher.
Heat oil in pan. Add Mustard and allow to crackle.
Add crushed Fennel (Saunf). Add crushed Amla and cook for 5 minutes.
Add Salt. Add all other ingredients and cook till all water content evaporates.
Adjust salt, if required.
Cool and store in a sterilized air tight glass bottle.
Amla Thokku goes well had with Roti, Chappati and Rice. Can be used as a spread as well.