Single woman can take care of whole family, but when it comes to her own health, they neglect it. Many a times they are busy with households or job workload or kids, so simply they avoid taking care of themselves. They know exact likings of family members but often forget to cook something they like. My suggestion to all those lovely ladies is take care of yourself too. What you can do is add smaller changes to lifestyle. Add healthy things in your everyday food, some fruits with your breakfast or lunch, few good nuts when you feel like eating in between your meals etc… Today I have Aamla recipe for you all which is also a good option to add to your diet when in season.
Aamla or Indian Gooseberry are very interesting fruit, small in size and has big health benefits. They are best source of Vitamin C, has antioxidant properties, good source of fiber and what not. They are good to control your sugar level, they help reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases, they are good for your immune system, they have blood purifying properties etc… In short they help you increase your immune system, help getting good skin and great for you hair too, what else we can ask. Let’s try n add them to our meal plans.
Jumping to our recipe,
- Aamla or Indian Gooseberry (250 grams)
- Mustard Oil or sesame oil (2 tbsp)
- Cumin seeds / Jeera (1 tsp)
- Fenugreek seeds / Methi dana (1 tsp)
- Fennel seeds / Saunf (1 tsp)
- Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
- Ginger (1 inch piece grated)
- Jaggery (As per taste – about 1 cup)
- Red chili powder (1 tsp)
- Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
- Cumin powder (1 tsp)
- coriander powder (1 tsp)
- Fennel powder (3 tsp)
- Salt (As per taste)
- Black salt (3/4 tsp)
- Garam Masala (1 tsp – optional)
Take pan and boil water. Once water starts boiling add washed aamla to it. Let them boil for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes check with knife whether they are properly boiled or not. Slice them by hand when they get cold.
Put pan on gas stove and switch it on. Add oil to it. Once oil is hot enough start adding whole spices we have taken, add fenugreek seeds, jeera and saunf to it. Add pinch of hing. Let them cook a little. once they are done add grated ginger to it and let it cook too.
When your ginger is cooked add your sliced aamla to it. Add your dry spices, red chili powder, salt, black salt, turmeric powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, saunf powder and mix them all nicely.
Now mix jaggery to it and let it cook for till jaggery melts and makes nice gravy to your pickle. Add little garam masala if you like it. It is completely optional.
Cook it nicely for 2 minutes and your spicy and sweet aamla pickle or aamla launji is ready.
You can store it in glass jar and it has good self life, so you can store it for few months. You can eat it with chapati or paratha. Serve it with your regular sabji and chapati like any other pickle.
Do try this recipe and let me know how was your experience with this sweets and sour delicious achaar. As I always say shower your love with likes & comments. Also you can request any complex recipes you want me to try and make it simple.
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