Amla Candy

Amla’ or Gooseberry candy is a great digestive.Indian gooseberries is a great source of Vitamin C.It helps you avoid the greys,enrich hair growth.It has diuretic properties and 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 and also work great for improving health.Vitamin C helps you fight cold and cough and also improve health of your hair.

What makes this recipe better?This candy recipe needs only 15 minutes of cooking time.Yes,many commercial packets of amla candy are available.

However,there is no control on the amount of sugar added.

When you make it at home,you can adjust the sugar content according to your taste thus No hidden calories.


Scroll below to read the Amla Candy recipe

Instant Amla Candy
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Instant Amla Candy


  • ½ kg amla or gooseberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 250 g sugar


  1. Steam the gooseberries in a steamer for 15 minutes or cook in a pressure cooker until 1 whistle.
  2. Let the gooseberries cool; de-seed and separate into flakes.
  3. Mix the gooseberry flakes with sugar in a deep bowl.
  4. Cover the bowl and keep outside in the shade for 2 days. Turn with a dry spoon 2-3 times a day.
  5. Spread the amla flakes on a plate lined with baking paper.
  6. 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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