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Gooseberry Stir Fry

Health, spiciness and Ayurveda superfood, all in one. This easy healthy Ayurvedic food recipe of gooseberry stir fry will blow your mind.

Health, spiciness, and Ayurveda superfood, all in one. This recipe of gooseberry stir fry will blow your mind.

Ayurveda mentions to take 6 types of tastes of food in order to maintain your health. Benefits of amla/ amla powder are plenty. It is a rejuvenates and strengthens our body according to Ayurveda. It’s a natural immunity booster for the body and excellent for the vision.

Phyllanthus emblica/ amla is a tree indigenous to tropical regions of Southeast Asia. The Phyllanthus emblica fruit (also known as Emblica officinalis) or extract from these fruits has been used in traditional medicine for generations to treat symptoms ranging from constipation to the treatment of tumors. Most commonly, the gooseberry is employed as a gentle laxative. It is also used as an anticancer agent against this dreadful disease.

There are no side effects related to amalaka/ amla as it is mentioned under the category of Nitya Sevaniya Dravya ( daily food articles) under the Ayurveda classics.

Some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Amla/Indian gooseberry

So What exactly happens if you take amla daily? Regular consumption of amla not only longer best results in a healthy glowing skin however additionally improves eye sight, boosts the immune system, and regulates blood sugar and lipids. Eat it as murabba (sugar candy), pickles or powder;devour it daily.

More commonly, I have been asked in my practice that who should not eat amla. The answer is simple. It can be eaten by anyone as it is Nitya Sevaniya Dravya.

Is amla bad for liver?
No, on the contrary it has hepatoprotective property.

What is the best time to eat amla?
The best time is having it empty stomach in the morning with lukewarm water. The dose in a adult can vary from 3g to 5g at one time.

How many times amla juice per day?
It can be consumed empty stomach. Ideally 2 times is a good start.

Can I eat amla in periods?
Ayurveda mentions certain regimen during active bleeding days, it can certainly be taken in periods too.

How many amla eat per day?
For an adult with moderate weight 4 average size amla are appropriate in number.

Can I eat raw amla?
If the agni, fire element of the person is good, it can be taken in raw form too.

Is amla good for weight loss?
Yes, consistent intake reduces weight and boosts your immunity of the body.

Amla, is undoubtedly a powerhouse of nutrients. It is an uncommon balance of sweet, sour, pungent and bitter flavours.

The gooseberry pickle is one of the delicious pickle recipe from Southern India. Contrary to other pickle preparations, pepper powder is used here for a spicy flavor.

Gooseberry Stir Fry

Ingredients Quantity

  • Indian gooseberry – 1/2 kg
  • Ghee- 30 ml
  • Curry leaves – 50 gm
  • Black pepper – 5 gm (or as required)
  • Turmeric powder – 3 gm
  • Salt – 5 gm
  • Amount: 300 gm

Method of preparation

Wash the gooseberries and dry well, cut and remove seeds. In an iron pan pour ghee and stir fry the gooseberries. Add curry leaves, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Asafoetida powder (hing) can be used for a unique taste.

Health benefits

It supports liver function, improves eyesight. Amla has a high fibre content and presence of tannic acid helps to relieve constipation. It is a potent antioxidant and effective in chronic conditions. Amla is loaded with chromium which aids in reducing bad cholesterol and also helps stimulate insulin production, thereby reducing the blood glucose level in diabetics. It is rich in Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA), Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) thus a healthy food for heart. Amla is most recommended home remedy for anemia as well as acid peptic problems.