Indian Gooseberry Jam – Amla Chawanprash Recipe
It has been a trend in my son’s school for years now to send home with each student, a little part of the annual yield of gooseberries from its on campus trees. More commonly known as amla in India, these gooseberries are considered to have great medicinal potential. The ancient Ayurvedic treatments considered amla to be a miraculous foods. TO encourage children to eat this benefit loaded fruits, the school also sends a very easy recipe on how to make this delicious Chawanprash.
Why I love it?
Indian Gooseberry Jam – Amla Chawanprash is a great immunity booster and works to strengthen the system when consumed on a regular basis. It helps purify the blood, detox, it is loaded with Vitamin C and so much more!
I keep a batch full in the fridge all through winter! It is a great recipe for the kids because it takes away the sourness of the fruit.
Here is how we make this delicious Amla Chawanprash in our home.
- 250grms Indian Gooseberries – Amla
- Equal quantity of Granulated Sugar
- Powdered Cinnamon
- Green Cardamom
- 2 Table spoons of Honey
- De-seed the amlas and steam them in a sieve.
- Once the pieces are soft, crush them in a food processor. Be careful not to reduce this to a paste. Leave a few coarse pieces.
- Now shift this to a pan and add equal amount of sugar. Cook on a light flame till this reduces to a soft mushy consistency.
- Take it off the flame and let it cool for a bit.
- Now add some freshly ground cinnamon (according to taste), green cardamom (according to taste) and honey. Cook for a few minutes and let to cool.
- Save it in a bottle and refrigerate!