Indian gooseberry, also known as Aamla or Nellikai. Indian gooseberry is the main ingredient of Chyawanprash, a nutritious jam that boosts your immune system. Native to India, the Amla fruit is well-known for its healing and antioxidant properties, carrying Vitamin C as much as a regular Orange fruit.
The Amla tree is medium in size, and the fruit itself is the size of a marble. The fruits are collected traditionally from the wild trees Southern and Northern India. Nowadays, Amla trees are cultivated all over the world to keep up with the large-scale demand for this highly-nutritious fruit.
Benefits of Amla
Amla is considered as a significant component of many Ayurvedic medicines. It is no surprise that Amla benefits many aspects of a person’s overall wellbeing. Some of the benefits Amla offers are:
- Smoothens digestion
- Promotes healthy metabolism
- Enhances food absorption
- Fortifies the liver
- Balance stomach acids
- Nourishes the brain
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
- Improves mental conditions
Another benefit of Amla is its inflammatory properties that can stabilise the connective tissues in your eyes, hair, and blood vessels. Aside from the benefits Amla, it also contains about 478 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, which makes it an excellent source of antioxidative properties.
You can enjoy this Indian gooseberry UK on its own by cutting it into thin slices, adding salt and lemon juice, and letting it dry for a few days for a delicious superfood snack. You can also dip the Amla fruit UK directly into a bit of salt to contrast the sourness of the raw fruit. However, if you want to try a new combination using Amla UK, you can try this recipe below:
Mavinakayi Amla Chitranna (Raw Mango & Gooseberry Rice)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 persons
Ingredients you will need:
- 15 pieces of Indian gooseberries (you can buy Amla from Red Rickshaw)
- 1 cup Sona Masoori rice
- 15 grams of Cashews (crushed)
- 1 raw mango
- 1 tbsp of Chana dal
- 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp of oil
- 10-12 pcs of green chillies
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp of Urad dal
- Curry leaves
- Salt to taste
How to cook:
- Wash and soak the rice for 10-15 minutes. Cook it using the draining method and set aside to let it cool.
- Remove seeds from the Amla fruit and cut them into thin slices.
- Peel off the skin of your Mango. Cut the fruit into fine pieces.
- Slice the green chillies into 2 portions.
- Heat up the oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds.
- Add the chana dal, urad dal, and cashew nuts. Fry them until they turn light golden. Add the green chillies and curry leaves. Fry well. Add chopped gooseberries and raw mangoes. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add turmeric powder. You can also add salt according to your taste.
- Cover and cook on low flame for around 6-8 minutes. After it is cooked, let the mixture cool. Add the cooked rice to the mashed mixture and mix well. Season and garnish.
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