Thursday, December 15, 2011

Amla Appetizer (Sun dried salted Indian Gooseberry)- My Mom`s Recipe

Amla Supari…. Or should we say Amla Appetizer ??

It was my Childhood Favourite and ….. Still is

Amla is one of the best sources of natural vitamin C. It contains 20 times more vitamin C than an orange. Even when it is dried, or baked, it contains tannins, which prevent loss of vitamin C.

Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant, fights free radicals, which cause many chronic and grave diseases like arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems, Alzheimer's, cancer, and so on. Vitamin C is also required for our body's natural defences and healing mechanisms.

Long lasting and digestive Amla supari is Good appetizer, mouth freshener. And the best part is taste remains same from beginning to end.

1 Kg Big Amla`s (Indian Gooseberry)
2-3 tsp Rock Salt ( or as per taste)
Lots of sunlight for 4-5 days

Wash the amla`s thoroughly…(to remove any impurities)….and then Wipe dry them….
Cut the amla into 4 portions discarding the centre seed portion….
Then make  thin slices out of them ….
Sprinkle  rock salt all over the sliced Amla`s  and mix them well….then spread them over steel plates ,....No need to grease….
 ( I am not very fond of polythene sheets, / Plastics…You never know how they might be reacting with the Sunlight..hence Steel)…..

Cover the Amla Plates with thin Cotton /cheese cloth….and let them Dry in Sun for 4-5 days (until fully dry and crisp)…Gives it a long shelf life…of 6 months or more

Why Rocksalt???..... According to Ayurveda Rock salt  is healthiest - it is known to be cooling, anti- acidic, anti-bilious, anti-phlegmatic, carminative and digestive.

This is my Mom`s recipe (No Wonder its so close to my Heart) and it’s the best
J., beats all the commercially available stuff……

Its not just the Recipe….But the Amla Supari that You can see in the pic… Is also Made by MOM
Sundried Salted Amla`s…………………………Undeniably Delicious J

If you Drink Water After eating amla …it will taste sweet


  1. wow...sounds unique n yummmy..
    waiting for recipe..
    Tasty Appetite

  2. my mom used to make kind of tonic with jaggery & amla , it reminds me of that. i am following you :)

  3. Very healthy and nutritious supari..thanks for sharing your mom's recipe :)

  4. Hey poonam! i love this recipe! I shd try it sometime.. rock salt is also said to be a good salt for people who have high blood pressure..

  5. I was looking for this recipe from many tastes awesome...will make at home today only and will publish. Thanks much.


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