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Amla Murabba

Amla Murabba is a popular Indian Pickles and Chutneys
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25 pieces
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1 kg - fresh big firm Amlas

one and a quarter kg - Sugar

4 gms - Citric acid

1/2 tsp - Alum (for each usage)


  1. Wash and prick Amlas all over with a fork.
  2. Dissolve alum in 2 litres water.
  3. Soak Amlas in this water for 24 hours.
  4. Wash again with alum water.
  5. Put Amlas in boiling water and boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove keep aside.
  7. Prepare sugar syrup with 3/4 litre water.
  8. Syrup should be just sticky enough when touching between finger and thumb.
  9. Put Amlas in syrup for 24 hours.
  10. Remove Amlas from syrup.
  11. Boil the syrup to original consistency.
  12. Add citric acid and strain.
  13. Put Amlas back in syrup. Keep aide for 24 hours.
  14. Repeat this process.
  15. Remove Amla, boil syrup, add Amla for 4 days. By now Amla will stop oozing water, and making liquid thinner.
  16. Preserve cooled Murabba in a clean tight jar.

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