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How to make Usirikaya pachadi | Amla chutney | Gooseberry chutney

Usirikaya pachadi | Amla chutney | Gooseberry chutney

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Amla thokku is made of fresh amla, indian gooseberry and red chillies.

Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • 1 cup of chopped amla/ usirikaya pieces
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame seeds or 1 tbsp. chana dal and 1 tbsp. urad dal
  • 4 to 5 red chilies (adjust more or less as needed)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • ¼ tsp urad dal/ minapapappu
  • 1 broken chilli
  • Pinch of hing
How to make the recipe
  1. Roast sesame seeds lightly or chana dal and urad dal till golden on a medium flame. Set aside to cool.
  2. Fry red chilies in 1 tsp oil and set aside, add cumin to the hot chilies.
  3. Fry amla pieces in the same pan on a medium high flame for 3 to 4 mins, do not burn them.
  4. Powder the sesame seeds first and add red chilies and cumin. Grind to powder.
  5. Once cool, add the usirikaya pieces and salt to the same blender and grind to smooth. Do not add water.
  6. Add oil to the same pan used for frying amla.
  7. Add mustard, cumin, dal, red chili. Fry until the dal turns golden. Add curry leaves and sesame seeds if using. Spirnkle hing. Pour this to the usirikaya pachadi and mix.
  8. Serve with plain rice and ghee.

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