Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gooseberry/Nellikka Jam (A Healthy Spread)

Gooseberry is known as a good source of vitamin C,
It controls blood sugar in diabetes
Lowers cholesterol level
It is a natural anti ageing agent for skin; nourishes scalp and hair roots and encourages hair growth
It improves digestion and alleviates constipation
It improves blood circulation
It ensures proper functioning of liver.
It is a strong immunomodulator and protects from the onset of many diseases if taken regularly
It is a good hematinic as it raises hemoglobin level
Over to the recipe,

Gooseberry/Amla/Nellikka: 15 (big ones)
Jaggery: 300-400gms
Lemon Juice: of 1 lemon
Salt: a pinch (to adjust the taste)
Ginger: 2” piece

Method Of Preparation
Wash the gooseberries and add to the pressure cooker. Add some water and keep on stove and wait for one whistle and switch off the flame.
Let the pressure release.
Take out the gooseberries from water and discard the seeds from it. (Don’t throw away the water, use that water itself)
Again add the gooseberry to the pressure cooker with the same water.
Keep again on flame. Wait for 3-4 whistles. Let the pressure release.
Meanwhile, in another pan add jaggery, grated ginger together with ½ cup water.
Keep this on flame and let it boil and let the jaggery melt. Switch off the flame when jaggery melts and strain this and keep aside.
Open the cooker after the pressure releases. Keep it on flame without closing the lid.
Mash the gooseberries with back of lid or a masher. Let it boil and become thick. At this stage add the jaggery syrup and salt to it. When boils put the flame to the medium and stir occasionally till it starts leaving from the sides.
When it starts leaving from the sides stir frequently and add lemon juice at this stage.
Switch off the flame when you get the consistency of jam. (To check the consistency, take the cold saucer out of the freezer, put a little jam on it, and put it back in to cool for a minute. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, then it's done.)
Switch off the flame when done. When cooled, store in an air tight bottle.

Note: You can have this as a spread or can consume a teaspoon of it daily in the morning and evening.


Swathi said...

Nellika jam adipoli, Here getting fresh gooseberry is not possible.

Julie said...

wow..innovative & mouthwatering jam dear:)

divyagcp said...

Healthy and delicious jam. Very interesting!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering gooseberry jam. would surely try this one out soon.

Vimitha Durai said...

Very healthy spread Fasee

Akila said...

Very healthy jam... Perfectly made...
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Lifewithspices said...

too good spread..

Rafeeda AR said...

so well made... :)

Unknown said...

innovative jam...

Unknown said...

cookies look fab n delicious....

Unknown said...

recipe in to do list.......nice post

Unknown said...

IKEA is selling gooseberry jam now. I tasted it was really good. yours look really delicious. would love to try yours.

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

looks delicious and really tempting.

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, very unique and quite a new jam for me;

Fathima said...

Looks wonderful. I love nellikkai. I am sure going to try this soon

Nilu A said...

This jam sounds easy Faseela.. Will try it soon :-)

Jehanne said...

I havent come visit u for so long it seems! This jam looks delicious Faseela, if only I get lots of gooseberries here:-)

Teena said...

Really innovative Faseela! I've never tasted this kind before. Would love to :)