Amla ki launji or amle ka achaar is a popular pickle recipe in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. During winters when the gooseberries are in abundance, this amla launji is made in households and relished with everyday meals. The recipe to make this amla pickle is very rustic and there is nothing to fancy about, but it has a complete mix of flavors… salty, sweet, sour, spicy, tangy all at the same time. Unlike other pickles like mango pickle or garlic pickle, this amla pickle is not over powered by spices, hence it is not too spicy and can be eaten in more quantities with the meals giving you a significant doze of vitamin C as well.
Amla or gooseberry as we know has a very sour flavor. But with the right mix of whole and powdered spices, this fruit tastes good when turned into this tongue tickling pickle or launji as we call in most regions.
Did you know, ‘Amla’ has been a common ingredient in the ancient Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda. It’s a potent source of Vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium. Regular intake of amla is good for hair, skin, eye sight and also for lowering blood sugar levels. Because it is so versatile, it is gradually becoming a favorite among the health conscious masses.
So, try out our amla pickle recipe and savor the goodness of this super fruit that your body needs!