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Friday, March 8, 2013

Gooseberry Jam

Many Nights ago the Magnificent dark,night sky Compelled me to Gaze at the White Radiant Moon which was Blazing with the Divine Aura.. Moon the Ultimate Resplendent Beauty which became the spotlight for personifying the most charming piece of work.... This made me Admire and Worship the Creator for his Artistry....
In order to the Gratify the Nature I believe each one of us  should take a moment in viewing this spectacular phenomenon which is  just a glance away..
But lately we are kind of  taking a Detour from the nature and its products.The aftermath of this is showing its ill-effects on our health...

It is interesting to know that Nature provides us with all the necessary requirements to keep our body fit and healthy in the form of 'Fruits and Vegetables',which are power packed with all the essential nutrients...

Amla Jam(Nellikayi Jam)

My today's post is  dedicated to my Father-in-law..Both my In-laws are Great Cooks. My father-in-law holds the Honor of being the  'Master Chef'.... Reason being Simple and Straight,he has an Ability to 'visualize'  the flavor combinations and can also Anticipate the Outcome of the dish..If  I let my father-in-law in the kitchen then I am sure he will come out with a New Recipe with the Flavors Perfectly Infused...Amla Jam is one of his Best Recipes.... Thanks Mava for the Wonderful Recipe.....

Before posting this recipe I did a lot research on the Health benefits of Amla...One very Important and Interesting thing I found was that the Vitamin 'C ' present in the amla is of Heat Stable Form hence it doesn't get lost during the processing....This is one of the main reasons it is an essential ingredient in the preparation of the very popular Ayurvedic  Medicine  Chyavanaprasha......



Ingredients:
1)1 cup freshly grated Amla along with the skin (Indian Gooseberry)
2)3/4th cup sugar(Jaggery)
3)Pinch of cardamom and salt

Method:
1)Pressure cook the grated Amla using little water(for about 2 whistles)
2)Make a Sugar Syrup,the consistency of the syrup should be of one thread.
3)Saute the cooked Amla for about a minute or two(to remove the water content)
4)Add the sauteed Amla(already grated and cooked) to the sugar syrup and mix continuously until you get a Jam like Consistency.
5)Add freshly powdered cardamom and a pinch of salt(salt helps in balancing the flavors and also as a preservative)
6)Cut the flame to off,store it in an air tight container(Preferably refrigerate for the longevity)



Amla Jam is ready,enjoy with the varieties of foods like Dosa,Roti,Rotti,Chapathi or Phulka....



Health Benifits of Amla or Indian GooseBerry:

Amla or Nellikayi is a potent gift of Mother Nature to a Mankind.Enough has been said and written about it..The benefits are so much that it is advisable to include this small wonder in the daily diet.
1)High in vitamin C,helpful in many skin diseases,it promotes glow on skin and also delays wrinkles and loosining of skin.
2)Good food absorption,helps in getting a better eye sight,regulates blood sugar,increases hemoglobin and so on.......

14 comments:

  1. super delicious and awesome lip smacking amla jam.

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  2. OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

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  3. slurp,irresistible jam, wish i get fresh amlas here, super tempting..

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    1. Thanks priya for the lovely comment...

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  4. Hey Ramya,

    This looks so delicious and mouth watering, its very healthy too.
    Good to see your recipes again.
    Keep going:)

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    1. Thank u very much Bhavana for stopping by...

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  5. Tasty jam.did u use sugar or jaggery. Have some amlas at home. Would like to make now.

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    1. Thanks padhu for stopping By...I appreciate ur comment..

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  7. Lovely pics,kulfi is looking delicious and creamy....





    Anupriya...

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  8. Wow the Syrup just looks to fall out from my screen.... ;) Looks inviting :)

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  10. Hai Ramya................... Today only... i happen to see your narration about the recipe,and your 'guru'. I find more joy in reading your description about the dish... The words seem to be more delicious.....!.. as there is a perfect blend and a feel of heart in each word that appears.. I. learn from you ...how one can provide the other a feeling of sweetness, through words which are as delicious as dishes you are speaking about...

    thank you for encouraging your mava to find happiness in kitchen...!

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