Yippee!!! I’m back! It feels so good to be back to the blogging world after a month long holiday… Have so much to share that i am wondering if this page would suffice.. All thoughts are coming simultaneously that i am forced to tell them to wait [Lol!].. This makes me realize how much i have missed all of you.. But nevertheless here i am with a super yummy recipe of Amla chutney.. It is so finger licking good that you are sure to fall in love with it…
Love reminds me of my love for stuffing the luggage as much as i can with anything and everything possible while coming back from vacation.. This time was no less.. I had some how managed to stuff some gooseberries into my suitcase without even thinking twice what to do with it.. As i settled down here, my eyes fell on those beautiful berries and i wanted to use them as soon as possible..
After a lot of discussion with my mom,hubby’s home and even my dad (Pickle specialist!), I somehow was not convinced into making pickles or kadis or anything usual.. That was when i was reminded of ‘The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook’, a recipe book written by a dear friend of mine, an idol to all those who are lucky enough to know her and a very wonderful and charming person, Asha Mai as we call her…
As i went through her book, i found a number of recipes with Gooseberry but the one that attracted me was the Avale Gojju which sounded very yummy and super easy.. I tried it instantly and it came out so good that i can’t find the right words to explain it… The sweet-sour taste of the berry along with the spiciness of the chillies adding the hint of hing gives it this perfect taste that we just kept licking our fingers over and over and could not get enough of the chutney.. A meal of rice-rasam-upkari with avale gojju was like a heaven made match for our taste buds..
Do try out this chutney for a change and enjoy a simple but delicious meal with your loved ones!!
Health Benefits of Gooseberry: Rich in Antioxidants thereby protecting us from many diseases, Lowers blood cholesterol,Improves gastrointestinal health, Treats Diabetes..
Adapted from the book: ‘The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook’ by Asha S Philar
2 Green Chillies
3 Tbsp Coconut
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for Garnish
1. Wash the gooseberries well and add to boiling water for two minutes till it changes color and becomes soft..
2. Allow it to cool..
3. Discard the seeds from the gooseberries and grind the pulp along with the green chillies,coconut,hing and salt with little water to a slightly coarse paste..
4. Remove it in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves..
Serve with rice,dosa,idlis, rotis………the possibilities are endless!!!!!!