Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nellika/Amla Chutney - Dry Gooseberry Chutney

Gooseberry is called as 'wonder fruit'..There are many benefits of this fruit..Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C..It is said that one gooseberry contains highest level of vitamin C than 20 oranges..  If taking daily,it is the best medicine for cold and cough..It is also a cure for constipation, reducing cholesterol, diabetes etc..It provides good hair growth..It is used in ayurveda ( natural treatment) medicines too..You can read more here.. In Kerala,most of the them use gooseberry in pickle form: Nelllika Achar ( Spicy Gooseberry pickle), uppilitta nellika ( Gooseberry  in salt and vinegar solution)...But now, I am sharing a recipe of gooseberry chutney i.e dry gooseberry coconut chutney..Its my mom's recipe..I love her chutney..Its a great combination for plain rice,biryani etc..Lets go to the recipe..

Recipe Source : Umma 


  • Gooseberry / Nellika / Amla - 2 medium or 1 large
  • Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped garlic - 2 pods
  • Chopped curry leaves - 1 sprig ( if having)
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 sprig
  • Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped green chillies - 2 no.s
  • Lemon juice / Vinegar - 1/2 tsp ( optional )
  • Salt - to taste


  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned in a grinder in one to two stoke..Grind coarsely..
  • Adjust salt accordingly..
  • Transfer it into small bowl..
  • Serve it with the side dish of plain rice, biryani etc..