Amla Candy

Amla itself is a healthy fruit and nothing more if without cooking you can make tasty sweet candy out of it with a sweet salt and tangy flavour.Do make and enjoy this lovely treat.

Ingredients:- ( Serves 250 gm )

  • 1 kg Gooseberries / Amla
  • 1/2 kg Sugar / Cheeni
  • 1/2-1 tsp Pepper / Kali mirch
  • 1/2-1 tsp Black salt / Kala namak
  • 1 tbsp Sugar powder

Method:-

  1. Take a vessel and keep to boil about a litre of water.
  2. Put the Amla over a perforated tray and keep this tray over the boiling water covered to let it steam.
  3. Steam cook Amla 8-10 minutes over medium-high till soft.
  4. After the Amla gets soft ,remove from heat and let it cool down.
  5. Now you can easily break apart Amla into pieces discarding seeds.
  6. Put Amla in a vessel spreading Sugar over it.
  7. Let it be like this for 2-3 days. ( Sugar will itself melt.)
  8. Separate out the Amla from the Water.
  9. Add and mix Black salt and Pepper,then spread over a tray or plate and let it to dry.
  10. Next coat the Amla Candy with powdered Sugar.
  11. And enjoy !

Tips :-

  • You can even steam the Amla using a steamer or rice cooker.
  • There are already marks of separation over Amla.
  • Don’t discard the Amla soaked Sugar Water,use it as a Sharbat.
  • Either you can dry he Amla pieces in fridge or Sunlight covered with thin cotton cloth to protect from dust.
  • After Amla dries to candy it should be dry in touch but still soft and chewable.
  • Keep stored in fridge for 2-3 months.

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