Amla is a fruit that has numerous health benefits. Amla not only boosts immunity but also helps keep cholesterol levels in check. It’s most popularly consumed as ‘Amla Murabba,’ which are sweet and spicy Amla balls.
- 15-20 Amla fruits (Indian Gooseberries)
- 2 ½ cups sugar
- ¼ tsp cardamom powder
- A few saffron strands
- Wash the Amlas thoroughly. At regular intervals, prick them with a fork.
- Boil plenty of water in a pan, add the amlas, and boil for 10 minutes over a high flame. Drain and keep aside. Alternatively, can be pressured cooked for 1 whistle.
- Prepare sugar syrup by dissolving it in 3 cups of water, and bring it to a boil. Add the cooked amlas and cook over a slow flame for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the amlas are soft.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely. Keep covered in a cool dry place for approximately 2 days, so that the amlas absorb the syrup.
- After 2 days, drain the amlas from the syrup, boil the syrup with cardamom powder and saffron till it reduces to a 2 to 3 string consistency. After adding the amlas, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Amla Murabba is ready, allow it to cool completely.
- Bottle the Amla Murabba in a sterilized glass jar. Store for up to 8 months at room temperature.
Health Benefits of Amla Murabba:
- Amla is the natural and most potent source of Vitamin C. It is a super antioxidant that enhances immunity. And It is a useful home remedy for the common cold, flu, etc.
- It helps in digestive and gastric health conditions. When combined with sugar and honey, it is used to treat constipation.
- Rich sources of minerals such as chromium, zinc, copper, iron, and others are important for boosting immunity.