May 13, 2012

நெல்லிக்காய் ஊறுகாய் / Usiri Avakayi / Andhra Gooseberry Pickle

Hai Friends..Hope everyone is enjoying your days..I am having my most precious days in my life right now..The only time my house is calm is when we sleep, all other time you can see people shouting around and all kinds of noises..I am really really loving it..

I have few recipes left in my drafts which I will post in the coming days I think..I thought I can give you a quick post these days so that I can enjoy my whole time with my sister and relatives. This is a pickle recipe which I made so many weeks ago. My mother and me totally forgot about this. Yesterday I saw this sitting in the fridge sadly. So I took it out and put it over the dining table..From that moment it started disappearing. Now it is almost over, Everyone tasted it and enjoyed it a lot.

I hope you will love it too and tell me if you tried it.


Gooseberry / Nelikkai – 15 big ones
Chilli powder – 6 tblspn
Salt – 6 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 4 tblspn
Sesame Oil / Nala Ennai  – 1 cup ( Indian Variety)


Take a heavy bottom pan and dry roast mustard seeds till they pop. Take it in a blender and make into a fine powder.

Add salt and chilli powder to the mustard seed powder and mix well. Set this aside till use.

Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add in the gooseberry and cover the pan. Let it cook for 20-25 mins on a slow flame till they are blisted and golden brown.

Remove from the heat and let it cool down.

Add the mixed powder to this and mix well.

Transfer this to a jar. Mix this often so that it stays nice and fresh.

 serve with rice.


This can be stored in the fridge upto several months.

Take all your ingrediants
Take nice fresh gooseberry
Dry fry Mustard Seeds

till they pop

Take it in a blender

and make into a fine powder

Tip that in a bowl

add salt and chilli powder to that

and mix well
Heat oil in a sauce pan

add the gooseberries

cover the pan

and cook till they turn golden

like this...

The gooseberries will open up and turn blisted...Cool this down...

Now add the powder to the cooled mixture

and mix well

Done Done..


  1. Excellent looking meal. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. Thanks for sharing a tongue licking recipe. Perfect for summer preparation in bulk.

  3. Wish u a happy married life dear.. I love this pickle but what we do is boil it and deep fried and we also add fenugreek..thatz the diff.. Am gonna try this as soon I see any gooseberries here..Who doesn't love deep fried item...;)

  4. Can this be made with frozen amla?a

  5. Looks yum. I have some amla will make this for sure.

  6. Dear, when is your big day? I'm sure you must be flying high now...enjoy every moment of it as this will another phase in your life. Wish you all the very best! :)

    And the pickle is simply WOW!

    psst...Hope to see your wedding pics soon!!! :D

  7. Just the word gooseberry makes my mouth water! :) No wonder they disappeared fast! Thats a good easy pickle preparation..

  8. wow....super pickle Aarthi......Wish u happy n blessed married life......

  9. Salivating here, droolworthy pickle.

  10. Thats a mouthwatering pickle Aarthi enjoy your time.

  11. Thats a mouthwatering pickle Aarthi enjoy your time.

  12. nice pickle aarthi. i tried this in differnet version. but this one is very simple and i am going to try this.

  13. Thanks for sharing,a must try for me,was waiting for a good recipe of gooseberry pickle


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