Amla Ki Launji Recipe

Indian gooseberry pickle | Instant recipe | Vitamin 'C' rich pickle with less oil | Quick pickles

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


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!

Amla ki launji tastes great when paired with navratan dal and mint rice.

For a healthy and filling breakfast serve amla ki launji with ragi palak wheat dal thepla along with khatte meethe aloo.

Make your Sunday brunch excieting with masala puris, achaari dum aloo, amla ki launji and boondi raita or dhaniya raita.


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Amla Ki Launji

Amla ki launji ( amle ka achaar) Or Amla Pickle is a popular pickle recipe in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. During winters when the Amla (gooseberries) are in abundance, this instant amla pickle is made in households and relished with everyday meals.

Preparation Time : 2 Days
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Category : Pickles
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Servings : 0 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Amla (Indian gooseberry) – 250 gms.
  • Mustard or sesame oil – 3-4 tablespoon
  • Asafetida (Hing) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 tablespoon
  • Dry mango powder (Amchur) – 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tablespoon or to taste
  • Jaggery or cane sugar (Powdered) – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – To taste
  • Black salt – 1 teaspoon 

Whole Spices -

  • Fennel seeds (Sauf) – 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds (Crushed) – 2 teaspoon
  • Onion seeds (Kalonji) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana) – 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper (Kali mirch) – 1 teaspoon (Crushed)

How to make Amla Ki Launji

  • To begin with making this vitamin C rich amla launji or pickle, we need to wash the amla and pressure cook with 2 cups for water for 2-3 whistles. Remember, we don’t need to boil it completely, but just make it tender.
  • When cool, discard the seeds and cut the segments. Keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a wok. Add in all the whole spices and allow to crackle.
  • Add in asafetida, amla pieces, both kinds of salts and stir.
  • Cook uncovered on medium flame for 5-7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • To this add all the powdered spices, jaggery and give a nice stir.
  • Again cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame or till the jaggery is melt completely.
  • Remove from heat.
  • ‘Amle ki launji’ or pickle is now ready. Though you can relish it instantly, but it tastes best after 2-3 days.

Storing this pickle/launji-

Cool at room temperature and transfer to an air tight container. Store in refrigerator and it would stay good for a month.

  • Name
  • Amla Ki Launji Recipe
  • Sub name
  • Indian gooseberry pickle | Instant recipe | Vitamin 'C' rich pickle with less oil | Quick pickles
  • Category
  • Pickles
  • Cuisine
  • North Indian
  • Key ingredients
  • Amla (Indian gooseberries), whole spices, asafetida, jiggery
  • Cooking technique
  • Pressure cooking & cooking on gas top
  • Taste
  • Savory/tangy/sour/spicy and mild sweet
  • Shelf time
  • Stays fresh for more than a month
  • Preparation time
  • 2 Days
  • Servings
  • 0
  • Equipment used
  • Pressure cooker, wok/kadhai, laddle
  • Steps
  • 0
  • Created date
  • 2017-11-14 05:35:06

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