How to make Gooseberry Thokku/Nellikaai Thokku/நெல்லிக்காய் தொக்கு

Gooseberry Thokku

Gooseberry Thokku/Nellikaai Thokku, form regular Gooseberry pickle this those is quite different in taste.. Indian Gooseberries are the best one to add in regular diet.. Very first time when i tried this thokku we are flat to this finger licking thokku..

Few months back, one of my Aunt shared this recipe in Fb, as she mentioned this is such a tasty one. Normally gooseberries are consumed as juice or pickles. This thokku is a different variation, spiciness tanginess of gooseberry blends to create a different taste here. Earlier I shared my Gooseberry Juice in my page, And this post is a delayed one, this long break makes me feel very bad and missed blogging. Hope this post will be useful, Eat healthy and stay fit.
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Gooseberry Thokku/Nellikaai Thokku/நெல்லிக்காய் தொக்கு

Recipe Cuisine:South Indian | Recipe Category: Side Dish
Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves: 4-5


Gooseberry/Nellikaai 8-10 nos
Coconut 3 tsp
Chillie Powder 2 tsp
Coriander Powder 3tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Pearl Onion 15 nos
Hing/Perrungayam 1/2 tsp
Oil 2-3 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 spring
Salt to taste


Wash and clean the Gooseberry, steam them in Idli steamer, i used my Electric cooker.. Steam the Gooseberries till you see the cracks..
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Make them cool, De-seed the gooseberries..
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Grind them to a coarse texture without adding any water..
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Take 3-4 pearl onion, grated coconut in a pan.. dry roast them for few mins..
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Once the Coconut color changes, add in Chillie Powder, Coriander Powder, Hing/Perrungayam, Turmeric Powder
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Fry the masala along with the coconut for 2-3 mins.. Make the masala cool, grind this to a fine paste in a mixer..
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Heat a pan with Oil, Splutter the mustard..
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Add the remaining chopped pearl onion and fry..
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Add some curry leaves and fry along with the onion..
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Followed by the grounded paste..
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Add some salt and fry the masala till they splits oil.. make sure the flame is in low to medium.. if need sprinkle some water and cook the masala..
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Now you can see the Masala color which was done.. and add the grounded Gooseberry..
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Give a good mix, allow this to cook for 4-5 mins in low flame..
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    • You can use the steamed water in some curries. 
    • instead of steaming the gooseberry you can boil in water too, i skipped it and steamed the gooseberry for its nutritious value.. 
    • Can refrigerate this for a week to 10 days..

Gooseberry Thokku

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