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Homemade Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Powder Recipe

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Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Powder

Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Powder

What Is Amla?

Amla, known as Indian gooseberry, is a very potent medicinal plant known for its innumerable health benefits. Its fruit, also called amla, is a superfood loaded with nutrients and is among the richest natural sources of vitamin C.

A wide variety of dishes can be prepared with the fresh fruit, including curries, rice dishes, murabba, jams, pickles, squash beverages and chutneys. The fruit can also be dried and ground into a powder that offers several benefits for the skin and hair. The powder is also used medicinally to relieve certain digestive issues.

Winter is the season that fresh amla arrives in India's markets, and thus it is time to prepare dishes with this fruit, as well as the medicinal powder.

The is what the amla fruit looks like.

The is what the amla fruit looks like.

- Triphala churan (herbal remedy) contains amla and two other ingredients.

- Chawanprash (traditional Ayurvedic restoration tonic) is nearly 50% amla.

Cook Time (Drying Time)

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

96 hours

96 hours 20 min

50 grams amla powder

Ingredient

  • 500 grams amla (Indian gooseberries), or as needed

Instructions

  1. Wash the amla well, wipe them dry and then grate them.
  2. Spread the grated amla in a thin layer on trays or plates.
  3. Cover the trays with a thin cloth and set them out in the shade to dry. Turn over the grated amla every couple of hours for faster drying.
  4. When completely dry, grind the amla gratings to a fine powder. Store in an airtight bottle.

Homemade Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Powder Recipe

More About Amla

  • Indian Gooseberry: WebMD
    Learn more about Indian Gooseberry uses, effectiveness, possible side effects, interactions, and dosage.

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Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Bill. Have a great year ahead as well.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Louise.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 25, 2020:

Yes, peachy it is green in colour but does not grow in a bunch as grapes do.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 25, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 25, 2020:

While I will probably never make this, it is interesting to know how you do, and how you use it. Wishing you season's greetings and I hope you and those you love enjoy a wonderful year ahead.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 25, 2020:

is indian gooseberry green in color looks like grapes?

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 25, 2020:

Another lovely recipe! Merry Christmas!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 25, 2020:

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and peace throughout the year, my friend.