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Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Marmalade Recipe

Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Marmalade is a popular Indian Dessert
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Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 10
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  • 1 kg - fresh plump gooseberries
  • 2 kg - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - Lime (choona, calcium carbonate)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - Milk
  • How to Make Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Marmalade:

    1. Wash gooseberries under running tap water. Prick each one all over with a sharp toothpick, fork or thick needle.
    2. Dissolve lime in 2 litres of water, strain. Add amlas to it, allow to stand for 7-8 hours. Stir in between a couple of times.
    3. Wash them well in fresh running water, remove all traces of lime.
    4. Put sugar to heat with 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, dissolve sugar completely.
    5. Add milk, allow to simmer, skimming off scum from top with strainer.
    6. Boil till 1.5 thread consistency is reached.
    7. Strain, add amla, cook further, till syrup becomes very thick. Take off fire, cool to room temp.
    8. Transfer to wide mouthed jar, close lid, keep aside for 24 hours.
    9. The syrup will have become thin again.
    10. Drain amlas, boil syrup again, add amlas, boil till syrup gets thick.
    11. Return to jar, cool completely before storing in airtight jar.
    12. Occasionally, toss amlas in syrup. To serve:
    13. Remove from syrup, serve.


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