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Easy Peasy Amla Chutneys




Amla chutney is a new addition to my recipe book.Who does not like amla (Indian gooseberry)? Even if you do not like the tangy taste of amla, you ought to start eating the fruit for its amazing benefits.

I have always loved amlas or Indian gooseberry.

Dad would bring amla murabba during our childhood and make sure we had at least one every day. I loved my childhood. Who doesn't?

Yes, Indian gooseberry or amla benefits health in more ways than one. It is bursting with vitamin C and antioxidants.

It balances stomach acid, nourishes brain, enhances food absorption, fortifies liver, enhances fertility, supports the heart, improves skin health, strengthens lungs, helps elimination of free radicals, promotes hair health, eliminates toxin, strengthens eyes, and acts as a body coolant.

A powerful antioxidant agent, Indian gooseberry is rich in minerals and vitamins, such as B complex, iron, phosphorus, Calcium, and Carotene.

Here I have come up with no sugar amla chutney. I have tried this recipe on many occasions previously, but this time I have included green chillies. The inspiration to add green chilly came from Anita Chahal aunty's amla chutney.

Whether you love sweet amla chutney or a tangy one, the sweet, spicy, and tangy gooseberry chutney uses dates as a sweetener.

Tangy Amla Chutney Ingredients

1/2 kg - amla (or you may take 2 cups ground amla)
250 gm- Dates (khajur) (1 1/2 cup- ground dates -add more for a sweeter taste)
Black Salt (or normal table salt) as per taste (I added 1 tsp - you may add more or less)
1 tsp-oil
1/2 tsp- ajwain (carom seeds)
6 green chillies

Amla Chutney with dates Procedure

  1. Soak amla in boiling water for 10-15 minutes or until soft.
  2. Deseed them upon cooling.
  3. Grind the amla pieces and green chilly.
  4. Grind dates separately.
  5. Now heat oil in a pan.
  6. Add ajwain.
  7. Let it splutter.
  8. Throw in ground amla and dates.
  9. Add black salt and mix.
  10. Stir intermittently until everything looks done.
  11. Congratulations your healthy yummy no sugar amla chutney is ready to indulge in.

Here's another amla chutney recipe that is unique in taste.

During my recent visit to Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, I bought 3 kg amla (gooseberries). Then was the beginning of my search for amla recipes online and while searching came across Nisha Mudulika's raw amla chutney.

The recipe is super simple and tangy. I was wondering how it would taste, but the result was a tangy chutney.

Amla Benefits (Indian Gooseberry)

  1. Amla is loaded with Vitamin C. 
  2. It enhances food absorption, nourishes the brain, balances stomach acid, helps eliminate free radicals, supports urinary system, enhances skin health, removes toxins, and promotes healthier hair growth. 
  3. Indian gooseberry  helps improve nearsightedness and cataract. Its rich Vitamin A content helps vision-related conditions, reduce macular degeneration, and strengthen vision!
  4. Amla strengthens hair roots, enriches hair growth and pigmentation, and improves luster. Its antioxidant quality reduces hair loss by preventing free radicals that may otherwise damage hair follicles.
  5. It helps the body absorb calcium. So if you want strong bones and teeth, make amla a part of your diet. Look and feel great with Indian gooseberry.
  6. Gooseberry contains chromium that has a therapeutic value and helps diabetics' health. Chromium improves betablocker functioning, which help reduce LDL levels. Amla stimulates cells that secrete insulin, and reduce blood sugar levels. 
  7. Amla aids digestion, since it is high in fiber content. 


Amla Chutney With Coriander



raw gooseberry chutney
Tangy Amla Chutney Recipe Ingredients
Amla-5-6
Coriander leaves- a bunch
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Black salt- as per taste
Salt - little
Green chilly- 1 (you may add more)
Hing (asafoetida)- a pinch


  • Wash gooseberries in lukewarm water. I kept them for 15 minutes in hot water.
  • Slice amla into pieces. Discard the seed.
  • Put all ingredients in a grinder.
  • Adjust salt & sugar.
Your tangy amla chutney no sugar is ready. Enjoy with rice or roti.

You may be interested in amla pickle recipe. Follow the link and you will get instant amla achaar recipe shared by a dear friend.



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