Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gooseberry Pickle - Usirikaya Pacchadi

Gooseberry Pickle - Usirikaya Pachadi

This recipe was in drafts for weeks, made this sometime last year during holidays. This recipe is courtesy of a very dear friend, she is an awesome cook hands down one of the best , her dishes are out of the world ,authentic and extremely tasty, I fear going to eat at her home because how much ever I try I always overeat.This is one of her trademark recipe and she was sweet enough to share it with me and all my dear readers.
Gooseberries were my favorite treats growing up, marinated in salt water they were perfect snacks right after school.

Today's recipe I used frozen gooseberries, now fresh ones might be great but it made no difference at all.  Extremely simple recipe requires very little prep time and makes for one satisfying pickle, keeps well for about a week or two refrigerated.

about 10 medium sized gooseberries
2tbsp urad dal
pinch of hing
2 tbsp jeera/cumin
2 tbp grated coconut
2-3 green chilies (adjust according to taste)
salt according to taste
1/4 th cup pf mint leaves
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 th cup coriander leaves
2  tbsp yogurt
tbsp tumeric

For seasoning
1/2 tbsp cumin/jeera/urad
2-3 red chilies
about a tbsp oil
ping of hing

1. Cut the frozen gooseberries into small pieces add turmeric and salt and keep aside
2. In a pan add urad dal,hing,jeera and saute for few seconds
3. Now add marinated gooseberries, above toasted spices, green chillies,mint, coriander,curry leaves,coconut and grind into a fine paste.
4. Now add yogurt and run the processor/mixer once again
5. Check for salt and adjust accordingly.
6. heat a pan add oil and all the ingredients for thadka and saute till mustard seeds start to splutter.
7. Add the above to gooseberry yogurt mixture and mix well.

This goes very well with rice, keeps well when refrigerated for about two weeks.


Priti said...

Looks so yum n bright and very tempting....nice pics

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tongue tickling chutney....

kitchen queen said...

lovely delicious and tangy.

Rina said...

Hey, last month I almost picked up a packet of fresh goose berries and dropped it...Now the color of that chutney sure inspires me to give it a try..

Nupur said...

Sreelu, that's too mouth-watering for words! Just this weekend I spotted frozen amla in the Indian store, thought briefly about buying it and did not. Next time I will buy it!

Sailaja said...

usirikaya pachhadi and Pachhi mirapayaka combination with hot rice is awesome..

Geetha said...

hi sreelu, nice pickle and yummy. Thanks for the recipe with eyecooling photos

Sreelu said...

Thanks everyone you could make dal with gooseberries and it would taste amazingly well.

@Sailaja, with green chili never tried that one before.

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