During the season of gooseberries we usually buy the gooseberries in large quantity to prepare Usiri Avakaya(Gooseberry pickle) and this niluva Usirikaaya(preserved Gooseberry chutney).My MIL prepares a special Amla candy which tastes really nice too.This preserved chutney can be stored for almost an year and can be used to prepare Usirikaya pacchadi,Usirikaya Pulihora or raita when ever needed.The process is quite simple to make and if you have this raw gooseberry chutney you can whip the chutney in no time.
Niluva Usirikaya | Preserved Gooseberry Recipe:
shelf life:1 year
Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: nil | Total time: 20 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Accompaniments
1/2 kg big plump Gooseberries
2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt(roughly 2-3 tbsp)
- Wash and wipe gooseberries and spread them on a kitchen napkin to let the extra water dry off.
- Cut the gooseberries into pieces by removing the seeds.
- Grind chopped gooseberries with salt and turmeric powder to a coarse paste in whipper mode.Make sure all the pieces were ground.
- Remove the mixture and store it in a clean glass bottle.This can be stored up to an year.
Prepare Chutney or Rice with it when needed.
- This can be stored for an year and can be used to prepare chutney and rice variety with it.
- The amount of salt I mentioned is approximate,please feel free to add the salt accordingly.Also do remember that it should be prepared more on the salty side so that it can be stored for long period as salt acts as a preservative.
- Use a clean spoon to remove the required portion and also do not store it in steel containers.
- The color changes over a period of time.
If you are interested check other gooseberry recipes here.