Amla (or Indian gooseberry) is well-known across the globe for its numerous health benefits. This tarty fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, iron and more, and does wonders for overall health. Moreover, it has been a part of traditional medical practice since time immemorial. As per health experts, amla - both in form of fruit and powder - helps fight inflammation, boosts digestion, aids weight loss, refuels energy in the body etc. Hence, it is often advised to include an amla in our daily diet to strengthen overall immunity.
Keeping these benefits in mind, we bring a sweet-n-sour amla-gur chutney recipe for that may help you strike a balance between health and taste in your everyday meal. Alongside the benefits of amla, this chutney includes the goodness of jaggery and spices like cumin, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds etc. The best part about this recipe is the fact that you don't need to preserve it before eating (unlike nimbu ka aachar). Instead, it's an instant recipe which you can whip up in a jiffy, whenever you feel like.
You can enjoy this amla-gur chutney as a side dish with roti-sabzi, paratha or dal-chawal. Let's take a look at the recipe!
How To Make Instant Amla-Gur Chutney | Instant Amla-Gur Chutney Recipe
1 cup amla
1 cup jaggery
1 teaspoon oil
Half teaspoon panch phoron (click here for recipe)
1 whole red chilli
Black salt, as per taste
1.5 teaspoon roasted jeera powder
Boil the amla in water till it turns soft and tender.
De-seed and coarsely mash the boiled amlas after cooling down.
Heat oil in a pan and add red chilli and panch phoron. Sauté till the spices crackle.
Add the amla with some black salt and cook for a minute.
Now break the jaggery into small pieces and add to the amla. Cook everything together on a low flame till the jaggery melts.
Now add roasted jeera, black salt if needed and stir continuously till you get the desired consistency.
Add red chilli powder and black pepper powder if you want it to be spicier.
The instant amla-gur chutney is ready to be served.
Pro-tip: You can also store this chutney in refrigerator for a day or two. Cool it down and pour in an air-tight jar.
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