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Amla Pickle - A recipe for hair growth

posted 6 Jan 2013, 22:27 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 6 Jan 2013, 22:28 ]
Amla is always very good for hair growth. This pickle recipe helps in increasing the immune system and also helps in increasing the hair volume.

Ingredients:
Amla - 1/2 kg
Fenugreek - 50gms
Red Chillies - 10 to 12
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Groundnut - 2 tbsp
Asafodeita - 1/2 inch piece
Gingely Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 50 gms
Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1/2 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste

Method:
Boil water in a pan along with some salt. Remove from flame, add Amla and close it with a lid. Let it cool. When cold remove the seeds from the amlas. Grind the amlas into a fine paste.

Dry roast fenugreek seeds, mustard, groundnut, curry leaves, asafodeita and dry chillies one by one and grind them to a fine powder along with turmeric powder.

Heat the gingely oil in a pan. Add mustard powder, cumin seeds when it splutters add the amla paste and saute it for sometime. Add the grounded powder and mix it well again. Keep sauteing till the oil comes out. Remove from flame and let it cool. Store in an airtight container.

This can be served as a side dish for Idly, Dosa or Chappatti or had with hot rice and ghee before starting every day's lunch.
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