Friday, April 6, 2012

Amla(Indian Gooseberry) Murraba

Benefits of Amla Murraba:
  • Amla is a very rich source of Vitamin C. According to Ayurvedic Medicines, 100g of amla juice contains as much vitamin C as two fresh oranges.
  • A murabba made from amla is traditionally used as a general health tonic to sharpen the mind and relieve fatigue.
  • Taking Amla juice is ideal for keeping your head and eyes strong.

Ingredients :                                                    

Indian gooseberries ( Amla) - 15-17                    

For soaking :                                            
Water - 2 lit
Alum - 1 tsp

For Sugar Syrup: 
Sugar - 1 kg
Water - 1 lit
Black pepper - 4-5
Green Cardamom - 4-5 Saffron - 2 small pinches (soaked in 2 tsp of water)


  • Dissolve Alum in water and soak the Amlas. keep it a side one day full. 
  • Bitter taste of Amlas is got rid off by this process.
  • Next day Clean the amlas from the alum water and prick well each one, with a fork .This is an 
  • important step. 
  • Boil one litre of water in a pan add the cleaned Amlas and cook well or else the Amlas will not soak syrup well and hence will taste bitter at the end. 
  • Now in thick bottomed pan, add all the ingredients of ‘Sugar syrup’, except saffron. 
  • When the syrup is hot and in thick consistancy,add the drained Amlas and cook for around 20-25 minutes. 
  • Add saffron soaked water, cook for a minute. 
  • Thick syrup ensures that the Amlas can be preserved for months or a year 
  • Later store this in a cleaned airtight container. 
  • No refrigeration is needed to this Amla Murraba stays fine for months.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Reka, Seasonal recipe , Hmm...

    Rich of Vitamin C . Nice recipe.

    GooD, Keep ity up....