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Nellikka (Gooseberry) Uppilittathu:

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala


  • 500 g Nellikka (Gooseberries)
  • Salt As reqd
  • 4 - 5 Nos. Green chillies (Sliced/cut)
  • As required Vinegar this helps to make the Nellikka more tasty and preserve long time


  • Clean, wash and remove the water from the Nellikka (Gooseberries) by using a clean cloth.
  • Then cut/scratch four sides of the Nellikka (Gooseberries) slightly (as shown in the photo).
  • Take 2 - 3 cups of water in a cooking vessel. Add required quantity of Salt and sliced/cut Green Chilli pieces and some vinegar into this water and boil it well and then put off the stove.
  • Add the Nellikka (Gooseberries) into this water.
  • Cover the cooking vessel with a lid/plate and keep it aside for some time.
  • After some time, remove the lid/plate and if necessary add some more salt and vinegar. Stir the mix well and allow to cool it well.
  • Nellikka Uppilittathu is ready. After 2 - 3 days, you can savor the Nellikka pickle one by one, morning and evening.
  • If this Nellikka is stored in an air tight glass jar/bottle, it can be preserved for a long time.


You can visit this linkĀ Gooseberry Pickle. You can also visit this linkĀ Gooseberry Mint Lemonade.
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