Gooseberries or Amla is of European origin. Amla is small in size and offers a balance of different flavors such as sweet, pungent, bitter, and sour.
It possesses high nutritional value and is low in calories and fat but helps in improving the immunity system.
Amla is a rich source for Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and B6, and all these work in combination to boost overall health.
Amla, being a powerhouse of nutrients, offers several health benefits. Some of the amla health benefits are:
- It helps in controlling blood sugar levels in the human body.
- It is recommended as a supplement to control cholesterol
- It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
- It reduces oxidative stress, which usually leads to cancer.
- It protects from sun damage.
- It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s or stroke.
Recipes 1. Amla Murabba recipe
Gooseberries’ can be used in many ways. You can now buy amla online to add them to your recipes. The following are a few popular amla recipes:
20 amlas, 2.5 cup sugar, ¼ cup cardamom powder, SaffronCooking Steps:
Boil amla in sugar syrup with a flavor of cardamom.
2. Mavinakayi Nellikai Chetranna
1 raw mango, 1 cup rice, 1 tbsp channa dal, 15 gm cashews (crushed), 15 gooseberries, 2 tbsp oil, 10-12 green chilies, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, curry leavesCooking Steps
: Soak rice for 10-15 minutes and cook. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Fry dals and nuts till it turns light golden brown. Add slit green chilies, curry leaves, chopped gooseberries, and raw mangoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Once it is fried, add turmeric powder, salt, and mix. Cook it on low flame for 6-8 minutes and add rice to the mixture.