Amla (Gooseberry) Candy

Amla (Gooseberry) is a fruit which is rich source of vitamin C. It has many health benefits related to hair, eyes, diabetes and heart related disease. Generally this fruit is available during Winter in India.  You can get it from Indian stores fresh or frozen. Obviously fresh ones would taste much better than frozen. There are various recipes which you can make from Amla like pickle, khati meethi chatney, murrabba, jam or candy. This recipe is to prepare khathi meethi Amla candy which you can just eat like that as part of you daily routine. The recipe is prepared by grating the Amla and cooking on a low flame either with sugar or honey with certain spices. Amla candy can to stored in refrigerator for long term use.

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Amla Candy
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Servings Prep Time
40 Small candy 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
40 Small candy 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Amla Candy
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
40 Small candy 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
40 Small candy 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Instructions
  1. Clean Amla with running water. If couldn't get fresh Amla use the frozen one.
  2. Grate Amla using by medium hole grater. Keep them aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan at medium setting. Once its hot add fennel seeds. Once fennel seeds gets slightly golden color, add grated Amla, sugar (or honey) and turmeric powder. Saute it for 1 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and add all the remaining spices,(black pepper powder, chaat masala, cumin powder, crushed fennel seeds & dry ginger). You can vary the proportion a bit as per your taste. Stir it and allow it to cook at low to medium heat with lid on until Amla gets tender and darker in a color. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.
  5. Stir it continuously till Amla mixture gets dry. Once it done, turn off the heat. Let it cool down.
  6. Once its cools down, make small round Amla ball.
  7. Chattpata khatta- meetha Amla candy is ready.
  8. Store it in a glass jar. This candy can be store for 3-4 weeks in airtight jar.
  9. Enjoy Amla candy after lunch or dinner.
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