Gooseberry Pickle Recipe

    gooseberry pickles in a jar

    The Indian gooseberry is a berry prized by Ayurvedic practitioners for its healthful qualities. Used to treat a number of diseases and boost immunity, the gooseberry is also a potent natural source of vitamin C. Gooseberries are a summer fruit, but you can preserve them by creating a gooseberry pick – an unexpected preparation with tangy and tasty results.

    This gooseberry pickle has a bit of a bite, which makes it a great complement to savory lunch and dinnertime dishes.


    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time: 24 hours
    Servings: jar



    1. Wash the gooseberries and prick each berry. Soak berries submerged in water overnight. Rinse well.
    2. Place berries in a small saucepan. Add turmeric and cayenne pepper.
    3. Add water until berries are completely covered. Stir once and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    4. Once the mixture reaches a boil, remove from heat and drain. Place the berries on paper towels, fine mesh or in a sieve over a bowl to remove all moisture. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
    5. Coat a frying pan with a thin layer of olive oil and heat over a medium flame. When the oil is hot, add the dry gooseberries.
    6. Stir-fry for two minutes before adding the remaining powdered spices, lemon juice, and sea salt to taste. Cook for two minutes. Store in a clean glass bottle and refrigerate.

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