Friday, January 21, 2011

Amla Jamun

Amla - Indian gooseberry - Periya nellikkai (Tamil).
Here is a quick and  healthy dessert  using the Indian gooseberry.  This is my mom's recipe and she used to prepare some jam varieties also using amla. I used frozen amla, which we get in Indian grocery stores. Keep them handy to satisfy that sugar cravings:)

Ingredients:
Amla - 15
crushed jaggery - 1 cup
water - 1cup
honey - few tbsp

Method:
Bring one cup water to boil. Add the amla and cook well.
In the same time bring 1/4 cup water to boil in a separate vessel and dissolve the jaggery. Filter and remove the impurities.
Add the jaggery solution to the cooked amla and start heating till it becomes very thick syrup. Put off fire and let it cool.
Then add a few tbsp of honey and preserve in a clean dry container.
This can be kept for 6 months if refrigerated.

Serving:
Amla jamun makes a healthy dessert.
This sweet tastes great the next day only, as it may take a few hours for the bitterness to change.

Tips:
*There is another variety of gooseberry also, which will be smaller in size and tastes very sour. My mom used to make a jam out of it. For that jam, Mom would add sugar instead of jaggery and that 'nellikkai jam' would taste incredibly great.
*We can totally avoid the jaggery and add honey to the cooked amla to get a healthy amla jamun. But I have not tried it yet.

20 comments:

Jaleela Kamal said...

sssssssssssmouth watering.

Sayantani said...

my mom makes a murabba. Mom's are the best viki. lovely dish.

Priya said...

Yummmmmm!just drooling here..

Soumya said...

OMG! very tempting sweet dear...My mom use to make this...sooo delicious,can I have some from that bowl? yum!

Santosh Bangar said...

heathy dessert

divya said...

This looks so delicious ,mouthwatering recipe.Gr8 clicks !!

Panchpakwan said...

New to me but looks yummy...

Subhie Arun said...

wow..new dish to me...such mouthwatering n inviting

Swathi said...

delicious and healthy need to try them.

Pavithra said...

I love this soooooooooo much.. And this is sooooooooo healthy as well.. I used to have this in big jar everytime when i was in sing. but getting amla itself is big thing here.

Jisha said...

delicious!!

aipi said...

Wow, very very delicious looking..Seeing those juicy big amla really made me go *slurrp* :)

US Masala

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome dish! Your mom is super tatented - and of course u too!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very inviting and lovely sweet. Can't wait to grab a few. Excellent.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

We call it murabba....looks delish

ila said...

delicious and healthy dessert viki :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww...Viks.... i was in search of this recipe for 5months... you made my day... everytime i buy amla and dream of this.. im so glad that i got the perfect one..

MAGESH said...

Nice post..So delicious....

Prathibha said...

I love them...looks super yumm

Vikis Kitchen said...

Hi John,
Honey amla recipe:
First you have to wash and wipe the amlas. Then sundry / air dry them. Then keep them in a glass container and pour honey till it is completely covered. Keep refrigerated / in cool dry place till soaked (1 week). Frozen amlas can also be done like this. Thanks.