Monday, September 20, 2010

Gooseberry Pickle / Nellikai Oorukai

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A totally cozy lazy week has passed by and I hardly peeped into the kitchen :( Oops.. but I never skipped a meal. :) All thanks to mummy for pampering me out of my fever syndrome. :)

But a yummy pickle that grandma taught me when she was here has been there in my drafts for days now. We are really pickle people!! almost one full rack of the fridge is filled with various pickles ;) yummmm

Nellikai / gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and phosphorous. Pickled or plain, gooseberry is always yummy.. I love the expression in one's face and the goose bumbs formation when the taste buds come in contact with the juice of these berries ;)

Gooseberry pickle

Ingredients:

Gooseberries / Nellikai - 10
Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Fenugreek(Vendhayam) powder - 1 tsp
Cumin(Jeera) powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - for tempering
Oil

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Method:

Pressure cook the gooseberries. Cut them along their lines and remove the seed.

In a pan take a tblsp of oil and season with mustard. Then add the gooseberries and all the other ingredients one by one and mix well. Cook for just five minutes and remove from pan.

Yummy gooseberry pickle is ready. Serve it along with curd rice.

This can be stored in refrigerator and used for around 15 days.


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Written by: Nithya
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39 comments:

Shanthi said...

Mouthwatering pickle and gorgeous clicks as ever

Pavithra Srihari said...

Last pic was awesome

Prerna said...

Yet another delicious recipe and some gorgeous photographs!
This is one of my favorite pickels that my mom used to make. Thanx for sharing!
I love your TIP TOP section!

prasanna venkatesh said...

this is for sure a tangy pickle !! great click as usual :-)

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv pickles too....luved the last click...looks so delicious

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Truly makes me drool. I'm not a big fan gooseberry pickle. But would love to eat them salt. Looks like your version will make me give a try !!

Rachana said...

The pickle looks so yummy! The last pic is gorgeous.

Happy Cook said...

This is one of my favourite pickle. Drooling here

Swathi said...

Nice pickle recipe. I love it. Pressure cooking Nellikai is new to me.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

அருமையாக இருக்கு....

kitchen queen said...

I am drooling.yummy gooseberry pickle my favourite.

Priya said...

Tongue tickling pickle, yumm!

Suja Sugathan said...

Pickle looks so yummy..love it,great clicks dear

Nitha said...

Lovely pickle..

Tamanna said...

wow! is this amla? i didnt know it was called gooseberry although iheard of gooseberries so much! looks refreshing and delish =)

Deepti said...

I had goose berry murabba once n it was awesome...would def want to try this pickle too.

Panchpakwan said...

Pickle looks so delicious...

Mriganayani said...

Love the pics. Now if you can send me a bottle of this - I'll finish it up and say Love the pickle too - so rush..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Spicy and yummy pickle!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

ஊறுக்காய் படு சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Spicy and yummy looking pickle...havent tried gooseberry pickle yet...

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

indianspicemagic said...

Nice pictures.

Smita Srivastava said...

Mouthwatering pickle accompanied with droolicious clicks !!!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Nice photograph.Loved the cart full of roses.Of course, I shud try this pickle sometime.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Ah,mouthwatering pickle and lovely bright pictures!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Gorgeous click Nithi....
Patty's flavours are very authentic.. .cant beat them

Parita said...

Hey gal i hope you are now feeling better, I myself have been down with fever and severe backache from almost a week now, I hate backaches :((((
Anyways I too am a completely pickle gal, cant think my life without it :D
You literally are killing me with those gorgeous pics!

Chitra said...

Bright pics.. Love the loads of flowers behind the pickle :)

Karen said...

Never tried gooseberries...they look wonderful. Beautiful photos!

Sayantani said...

the gooseberry pickles look so good Nithya. My maa used to make gooseberry murabba. love you picture...very creatively presented.

kothiyavunu.com said...

I am great fan of pickle..any pickle just love it..very tempting pics nithya..

MiniBinoy said...

awesome clicks!!..looks yummy too!!

Kulsum said...

A great recipe. I always get jars different of pickles from India every 6 months (homemade by my mum) so I never bother to make my own. Just yday I had the last spoon of last acchar left. Now I think its time to venture into acchars. Thank you for sharing!

Pavithra said...

This si truely tempting and i simply love it .. pictures are awesome and the prop is so cute.

anubhavati said...

I also make nelikkai oorgai very frequently...I love the tang in the gooseberries...Lovely clicks as usual. Hope you are feeling better now!!!

Shobha

Abhilash Pillai said...

Hi Nithya,

No new post?

Achar, I like them too...
My grandmother gave me nellikai when I visited her yesterday.

Oh! forget to tell you that I came yesterday from Mumbai. I have many things to write in the upcoming posts about the Mumbai visit and the funny incidents happening there.

Hope you are fine now? How was your Dubai trip?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I can't decide actually whether to look at the beautiful pics first or the recipe !!
Looks delicious]

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said...

Lovely clicks.. and great pickle..

suganthan said...

Hee Hee very funny recipe, in the list of ingredients the Mustard seed and oil are missing.

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