Amla is a magical fruit or vegetable which is has a number of medicinal properties.  Also called Indian Gooseberry, it is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It also contains polyphenols that are believed to combat and protect against cancer-causing free radicals. A pool of iron, carotene, chromium and fibre along with antibacterial properties, Amla is an excellent source for maintaining healthy hair, boosting eyesight and ensuring smooth digestion. 

Make this fruit or vegetables a part of your regular diet by infusing it in different recipes. Here is a list of some easy recipes that we hope will be helpful for you.

Amla Murabba

amla murabba recipe

In this recipe, boiled amla pieces are doused in sugar syrup and flavoured with cardamom. Prepare it in the winter months and make the most of it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg amla
  • 2 tsp lime
  • 1 1/2 kg sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

How to Make Amla Murabba

  • Prick amla with a fork. Dissolve 1 tsp lime in water and soak amla overnight.
  • Wash it all and then repeat the above procedure. Wash it again.  
  • Boil water then add amla.
  • Cook till tender and transparent.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Make a syrup with sugar, lemon juice and 6 cups of water.
  • Maintain one thread consistency.
  • Add amla, bring to a boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Let it cool, then store in a clean airtight jar.
  • You can add some cardamom or elaichi or any other flavouring of your choice.

Read More: Amla: Your Go-To Ingredient For Healthy And Strong Hair

Aachaar Amle Ka

amla pickle

This has six basic ingredients, and all you need is forty minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg amla
  • 350 gms salt
  • 240 gms mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp hing (asafoetida)

Method:

Sweet Potato Fries with Amla Aioli

amla aioli sweet potatoes

Ingredients:

1 medium sized sweet potato

For the batter:

  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 30-40 ml drinking soda
  • 1 tsp Mexican chilli powder/ or any chilli powder
  • Few oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt

For the dip:

  • 2-3 tbsp eggless mayonnaise
  • 1/2 garlic (squeezed), roasted
  • 1 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
  • 3-4 jalapenos (pickled)
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp amla
  • To season salt and pepper
  • Few sprigs thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp jalapeno juice

Method:

  • Wash the sweet potato to get rid of any soil.
  • Slice fairly thin into a bowl of chilled water.
  • In a stainless steel or glass bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the batter.
  • Set aside some of the rice and corn flour mixed with salt, pepper, Mexican chilli powder and oregano to dredge the sweet potatoes.
  • Drain the sweet potato and pat dry.
  • Dredge them with the flour mix, dip in the batter and deep fry in hot oil.
  • Blend all the ingredients for the dip together in a bowl.
  • Chill and serve with the chips.
  • Kishori Sud
  • Her Zindagi Editorial