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Amla Candy

Amla’ or Gooseberry is also known as Amlaki.It can be used as a powder or as a lolly.Superb digestive to eat post a heavy meal.Indian gooseberries is a great source of Vitamin C.It helps you avoid the grey,enrich hair growth.It has diuretic properties.Also, helps stimulate metabolism.If you cannot find fresh ones,frozen works great for this recipe. Amla candy is a great way to end your meal. It helps you digest a heavy meal.

Works great for improving health and hair.Great even as a remedy to motion sickness.

Vitamin C helps you fight cold and cough.It also helps absorb iron.

What makes this recipe better?

You can make this within 15 minutes.Has less sugar than commercial ones.Yes, we can get many commercial packets.However,you cannot control the sugar in it.

When you make it at home,you can adjust the sugar content.

Hence you can avoid hidden calories.

Plus there are no preservatives.Preservatives are for long commercial shelf life.When we make it at home,we can make in small batches.Even frozen amla packets can make a big batch.In cold countries you donot get this so easily raw.However, frozen ones work just fine.

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Amla Candy
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Amla Candy


  • ½ kg amla or gooseberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 250 g sugar(you may add more upto 1/2 kg)
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak/black salt


  • Steam the gooseberries in a steamer for 15 minutes or cook in a pressure cooker until 1 whistle.
  • Let the gooseberries cool; de-seed and separate into flakes.
  • Mix the gooseberry flakes with sugar and black salt in a deep bowl.
  • Cover the bowl and keep outside in the shade for 2 days. Turn with a dry spoon 2-3 times a day.
  • Spread the amla flakes on a plate lined with baking paper.
  • Allow to dry in the shade for a further 2-3 days.

Note: Do not keep the flakes in a plate directly in direct sunlight, or they will darken in color.

The candy can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cool, dry place.


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