The humble Indian gooseberry, commonly known as amla, is considered as a superfood. It’s name (Amla) comes from a Sanskrit word “Amlaki” meaning “Nectar of life”. The fruit is very nourishing, but it tastes sour.

Ingredients of Usirikaya Pachadi

  • 15 Amla 
  • Green Chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds 
  • Dry Red Chilli
  • Asafoetida 
  • Oil , for tempering
  • Salt , as per taste

How to make Usirikaya Pachadi

  1. Wash the amla in running water and place them in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add water and boil the amlas till soft or till the cooker release 2 whistles.
  3. Once cooled, remove the seeds from them.
  4. Add the boiled amla, salt, green chillies & a pinch of asafoetida in the blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Take some oil for tempering in a pan, add mustard seeds to till.
  6. Once they start to crackle, add the dry red chilies and fry for a minute.
  7. Switch off the flame.
  8. Add the tempering to the chutney.
  9. Serve hot.


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