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Nellikkai (Gooseberry) Sweet Pickle


  • Gooseberry – 5 to 6
  • Sugar – 5 tablespoon
  • Dry ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – a pinch


  1. Boil two cups of water in a vessel and add the whole gooseberries when the water is at boiling.
  2. Allow the gooseberries to cook for five minutes.
  3. Remove it from water and when it is cool, remove the seeds and cut it lengthwise.
  4. In a kadai or non stick pan, add the sugar and two tablespoon water. Allow the sugar to melt.
  5. Add gooseberry pieces and stir well. Cook on medium flame, stirring now and then, till the sugar caramelizes and coated well in the gooseberry pieces.
  6. Sprinkle dry ginger powder and mix well.
  7. Remove and cool it. This pickle can be eaten as it is or served with sambar or curd rice.


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