Gooseberry is very healthy and something you should consider adding to your daily diet. It slows down aging, cures sore throat and boosts immunity. It also has a high fiber content which helps digestion and increases metabolism. It is advised to eat at least one Gooseberry per day. I have posted many Gooseberry Recipes earlier – like Amla Pickle, Amla Thokku, Instant Goose Berry Pickle, Amla Rice, Amla Jam, Amla Rasam, Amla Candy etc. Gooseberry does not lose its health benefits in whatever form you eat it. Let us see how to make Goose Berry in Salted Water which is a favorite among many of us. This can be stored for months on end!
Gooseberry – 750 Gms
Salt – little on the higher side
Green Chillies – 10 to 15
Water – enough to immerse the Goose Berry
Lemon Juice – 3 tbsp
Boil enough water with Salt. Boil for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Keep aside.
In the meanwhile, clean the Gooseberries and wipe them well with clean kitchen towel. The goose berries should not have any trace of water. Make a light slit on each segment of the Gooseberry. It helps the Goose Berry to mature soon in salt water. The salt will penetrate into the Gooseberry thru this slits.
Make small cuts on the Green Chillies.
Transfer the Goose Berries and the Green Chillies to a clean and dry sterile glass bottle or ceramic jar. When the boiled water cools down, but it is still little hot than luke warm, pour this salted water into the jar containing the Goose Berries and Chillies. Ensure that the Goose Berries are fully submerged in the water.
Leave the jar open. When the water cools down fully, add Lemon Juice and mix well. Close the jar tightly with a lid. Leave the jar in room temperature for 7 to 10 days. Now, store in refrigerator. You can store it for 5 to 6 months.
You can cut the Gooseberries into small pieces; add chilli powder, Fenugreek Powder and Asafoetida. Add little Oil. Mix well. The instant Amla Pickle is ready.