Making amla candy with jaggery is the easiest job on earth. don't believe me? here's presenting amla ki kahani from tree top to tummy. to make amla candy, rinse amla or Indian gooseberry and then cut it into small pieces. chopping amla is a hassle but if you follow the amla-cutting method shown here, you won't ever find it tough to do so.
Let's transfer amla pieces to a clean glass jar or bowl. Cover with double the amount of jaggery if you want a sweet amla candy. if you want it subtly sweet, then follow my way. I have added an equal amount of amla and jaggery and then mixed black salt, black pepper and jeera. shake the jar to mix everything. let the jar sit on the counter at room temperature for at least 24 hours. but this time I went ahead for 72 hours.
Amla and jaggery will combine and release water after a few hours.
After soaking time, strain the amla and keep the water separate.
It's packed with vitamin c and antioxidants so don't throw it away. spread amla pieces on a cloth and let them dry at room temperature or in the sun. it will take a day's sunlight to dry amla candies fully. but if you do so at room temperature, it will take 2-3 days for the candies to dry completely. enjoy your homemade amla candies with jaggery - you daily dose of vitamin c.
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