Khatti Meethi Amla Ki Chutney/Indian Gooseberry Chutney

Khatti Meethi Amla Ki Chutney | Sweet and Tangy Gooseberry Chutney Recipe | Amla Ki Launji Recipe

Amla Ki Khatti Meethi Chutney

Today I am sharing a very healthy  AMLA KI KHATTI MEETHI CHUTNEY recipe, which also popular by the name AMLA KI LAUNJI.

A delicious lip-smacking sweet and tangy chutney to, have with your meals. It stays fresh and can be stored for 2-3 months in refrigerator. At room temperature it stays fresh for about a month.

Amla is Indian Gooseberry and is abundantly available during the winter season in India. It is widely used in making pickles, chutneys, sweet preserves (AMLA MURABBA), amla candy and consumed as juice. Since Amla is a bit (sour on the bitter side) in taste, it is mainly paired with other fruits, veggies or spices to  adjust the taste.

Can I get Amla in US and other countries 

When I lived in US I used to buy frozen Amla packs available at Indian Grocery stores in the frozen foods section.

Benefits of Amla / Indian Gooseberry

Amla is one of the SUPERFOODS, loaded with Vit. C (one of the richest sources) and rich in other antioxidants, it has been used extensively in preparation of ayurvedic medicines. It helps regulates the blood sugar levels, improves eyesight and keeps hair healthy and shiny.

In winters the immunity of body goes down and there is an increased risk of cold and cough related infections. Fresh Amla is budget friendly to common man and is available in abundance during the season. Due to the antioxidants and Vit. C is one of the cheapest source or a natural medicine that helps to beat the cold and makes the body strong.

Other Ways to use Amla in daily food

My another favorite way to use Amla is in soups. I add one whole Amla to veggies while cooking it. Then mash the pulp in it and discard the seed. checkout this short and quick video for Tomato Beetroot Carrot Soup with Amla

Another detox soup with Amla.. Lemon Coriander Soup with Amla

Amla is also used to add dark color  instead of tea bags, to make traditional chickpeas curry the popular Chole Bhature or Chole Masala or Pindi Chole.

I also add it to dals like Dal Tadka(with Toor Dal) , Dhuli Masoor Dal , learned this way of adding Amla in daily food from my grandmother and mother. For this add whole amla to dal while pressure cooking it, then take out the boiled amla, mash the pulp add ( as required) and discard the seed. Add some jaggery or raw sugar to balance the sour taste.

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Ingredients for Khatti Meethi Amla Chutney

Ingredients for Amla ki Khatti Meethi Chutney

Detailed Recipe with ingredients in Recipe Card

Amla has a bitter sour taste, that’s why many people avoid consuming it directly. But this Amla Chutney is a delicious way to consume Amla with spices that are good with digestion . Even kids can also have it and trust me they too will like it due to it slight sweet and tangy taste.

Amla– Take fresh green Amla, avoid the fruit with spots or that doesn’t look fresh.

Sweetener— Use any raw sugar like jaggery to sweeten it. Add it as per your preference. I use jaggery powder in baking cakes and cookies so it is always available in my pantry. You can use jaggery cubes also, break into small pieces or grate it to add in chutney. Avoid using castor sugar/synthetic sugar as it not a healthy option.

Spices— Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Methi Seeds, Onion Seeds(Kalonji), Red Chilli Powder(as required).

Oil– Very little oil is used in this chutney. I use Mustard Oil to make it. You can use any other oil of your choice.

Steps for Amla Chutney

Amla Ki Khatti Meethi Chutney

Amla Ki Khatti Meethi Chutney Recipe

Learn how to make Khatti Meethi Amla Chutney | Amla Ki Launji Recipe | Winter Special Sweet and Tangy Amla Chutney Recipe
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 Cup


  • Pressure cooker
  • Heavy bottomed Pan


  • 200 gm Amla/Indian Gooseberry 8-10 whole pieces
  • ¼ cup Jaggery Powder or Grated Jaggery or use any raw sugar
  • 1 tsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Kalonji/Onion Seeds
  • Red Chilli Powder as Required
  • Black Salt/Pink Himalayan Salt as per taste


  • Wash and Clean Amla nicely.
  • In pressure cooker(Indian Style) add amla pieces, add a cup of water , close the lid and keep it to boil.
  • Cook Amla for 2 whistles.
  • Switch of the gas and do quick pressure release.
  • Take out boiled amla pieces and keep it cool in another container,
  • Once the pieces cool completely, cut into pieces and discard the seeds.
  • In a pan, heat oil on medium flame.
  • Add cumin seeds, once it crackles, add methi, fennel/saunf and kalonji. Saute on low flame till it gives the aroma of roasted spices.
  • Add amla pieces, add red chilli powder (as required) and salt. Mix well.
  • Add a cup of water, jaggery and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame till the water evaporates. Keep in stirring once in while and keep a check else it may burn.
  • Once done, taste a bit to check the salt, chilli and jaggery level.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Refrigerate when not in use.
Keyword Amla Chutney Recipe, Amla ki Launji

Amla ki Khatti Meethi Chutney

Do try this Amla Chutney with your meals. A good way to add Amla in your daily diet.

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Author: Swati

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11 thoughts

  1. I must use amla in my cooking during the season. Somehow, have never used in dals and others. The chutney looks delicious and ideal to use with meals. We too make a cooked pickle but it is different version.

  2. Amla is one of my favorite to enjoy during the season. Missing it this year though. I like how you’ve made khatta meethi Amla ki chutney. Like the variety of spices you’ve used. Can enjoy this with hot khichdi or parathas.

  3. Swati that is one awesome amla launji. Never thought I can make it with amla was waiting for raw mangoes to make it. Yes! Meals will definitely be interesting now on.

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