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Nellikai Pachadi – Gooseberry Thokku

Call it thokku, pachadi, chutney. I tried gooseberry pachadi today and pleased with the results. We have run out of home-made pickles that comes from India. I referred to Jeyashree’s Recipe and Indira’s recipe .
As you all know by now, I suck at write ups. So here is the result in pictures.

Three pounds of frozen gooseberries. For information about gooseberry refer wiki

roasted cup of red round chillies, tablespoon of fenugreek and 5 tablespoons mustard – Cool and grind this in a coffee grinder – (Spice mix powder)

Gooseberries steamed in idlicooker for 10 mins

Remove seeds and grind into a paste

Heat a cup of oil, Add slices of 10 garlic. Add the gooseberry paste and a teaspoon of turmeric

Add the spice powder, 4 tblsp salt and approximately 1 cup of sambar powder. Continued to saute for 30+ minutes. Then add quarter cup oil seasoned with two tablespoon mustard.

Cooled and bottled.

Disclaimer : The quantity are approximate. I kept adjusting the sambar powder and salt until I got the right taste.

January 20, 2008 - Posted by | Andhra Cooking


  1. super easy recipe 🙂 one cup of sambhar powder shd make it super spicy.

    Comment by Shankari | January 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Does this have a long shelf life, Revathi???

    Comment by Jayashree | January 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. revathi pachadhi looks soooo gooddd

    Comment by Sagari | January 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hi JEyashree –
    I dont think the nellikai pachadi will have shelf life as much as pickles do. Also I used way too less oil. So I am going to keep this refriderated – Will see how long this keeps.

    Comment by Revathi | January 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. I have never heard of this, but this is just the kind of stuff I like… I can just imagine the taste!

    Comment by Sig | January 21, 2008 | Reply

  6. That looks super delicious. BTW, where did you get the gooseberries? From the indian stores? I have to startlooking for it.

    Comment by Kribha | January 21, 2008 | Reply

  7. Kribha

    I got frozen gooseberries from the indian groceries.

    Comment by Revathi | January 21, 2008 | Reply

  8. wow revathi, this looks great!

    Comment by Mandira | January 21, 2008 | Reply

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