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Amla Murabba Recipe

Amla also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a medium size deciduous plant that is indigenous to India. The small, gooseberry-like fruits have a very sour taste and are a part of the Indian diet because of their ability to nourish health. These small-but-mighty fruits are hand-collected in India either by climbing the tree or shaking the branches to catch the bounty.

Amla is one of the three fruits that are contained in Triphala. Amla is commonly known to contain vitamin C. Some sources even suggest that this fruit has one of the highest known concentrations of vitamin C in the plant kingdom—twenty times that of an orange.1 More importantly, the vitamin C naturally found within the amla fruit is stabilized by the presence of tannins, which help amla to maintain its vitamin content even through processing.

Ingredients Required For Preparation Of Amla Murrabba

Followings ingredient are required for making amla murabba.

Ingredients Quantity
Fresh Amla (Indian Gooseberries) 1 Kg
Sugar 1 Kg
Water 2 liters
Citric Acid A few drops
Cardamom seeds crushed 1 tsp.
Saffron (KESAR) A few strands
Almonds Blanched 15 to 20

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 to 40 minutes

How To Prepare?

  1.  Place the amla and water in a large pan, and bring it to a boil. Continue cooking till the amla is tender, and about half the amount of water remains.
  2.  Drain the water in a separate bowl, and set aside. Remove the seeds from the amla.
  3.  In another pan, heat the sugar with more water. Cook the sugar till it dissolves completely, and forms a syrup.
  4.  Now add the pitted amla, cardamom, and saffron. Stir the mix, and continue cooking till it is thick and translucent.
  5.  Turn off the heat, and let the murabba come down to room temperature. Store it in large mason jars.

Amla murabba goes well with everything, from rotis and paranthas to pulaos and plain rice. If you're the sort who likes to indulge in a bowl full of achaar, this murabba is going to be your best friend--because it defines healthy and tasty Indian flavours!

Health Benefits of Amla Murabba

Amla murabba has similar benefits of amla powder and amla extract, but it tastes sweet and mostly used as general health tonic. It is also beneficial in general weakness and debility after chronic diseases. Here are a few key benefits of Amla Murabba:

  •  Regular intake of Amla Murabba provides the dose of vitamins to hair roots. It treats premature graying and keeps the hair shiny.
  •  Amla murabba treats stress and cures insomnia.
  •  It creates a protective shield around the body to prevent it from sun’s stroke and harmful UV rays.
  •  It energizes and rejuvenates one’s body.
  •  It is powerful anti oxidant that protects the body against free radicals and thus helps one keep cancer at bay.
  •  Amla murabba supplies the body with essential nutrients, phyto-nutrients, vitamins to aid weight loss.
  •  It helps to treat piles.
  •  Amla murabba is good for liver health. It protects the liver from liver toxin

Note

Amla is a fruit of many benefits and when consumed in the form of murabba, it will sate your taste buds along with helping you lead to a healthier lifestyle. Nevertheless, there will be ill-effects if the necessary precautions are not taken when ingesting this delicacy. It is advised to be cautious and enjoy the multitude of benefits of Amla Murabba for the health.