Amla Murabba is a traditional recipe that has been relished by generations not only for its typical sweet-tangy flavor but also for its multiple nutritional and medicinal benefits.
In Ayurveda, Amla Murabba is used as a general health tonic and is considered an effective formulation for combating gastric problems.
Consuming Amla Murabba regularly is known to offer the following health benefits:
- From a nutritional perspective, Amla Murabba is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, antioxidants, magnesium, and other essential nutrients.
- It is known to boost immunity.
- It is known to aid in treating digestive problems.
- It slows down the aging process.
- It is known to promote good skin health.
- Enhance the overall energy of a person.
- Suppresses symptoms of the common cold.
- Considered beneficial for cardiac health.
- Good for healthy hair growth.
- It naturally promotes healthy metabolism.
- Aids in blood purification.
- Amla is known to strengthen bones and skeletal structure.
- It helps in treating problems associated with kidney stones.
- Aids in relieving arthritic pain.
Traditional recipe to make the delicious and a healthy Amla Murabba at home involves using jaggery instead of sugar.
- Amla- 500gms
- Jaggery (grated)- 500gms
- Water- 1 cup
- Black pepper (crushed)- 1tsp
- Cloves (powdered)- 1tsp
- Green cardamom (crushed)- 2
- Cinnamon (grounded)- inch
- Black salt- as per one’s taste
- Wash and dry the amla, then prick them randomly with a fork.
- Cook the amla with water in a pressure cooker until it blows 2 whistles.
- Release the pressure and remove the amla and put it in a different container.
- Add jaggery to the remaining water and boil it until single-string consistency is achieved.
- Add spices to this newly formed syrup solution as per one’s taste. Usually, black pepper, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and black salt are added for better taste.
- Cook again on high heat for around 12 to 15 minutes till the syrup becomes sticky and thick.
- Remove from heat and add previously boiled and pricked Amla into it.
- Mix all the ingredients well with the Amla for better coalescing.
- Let it cool for 20-25 minutes.
- Once cooled,, store the Amla Murabba, preferably in a glass jar. Amala Murabba stored in a glass jar is believed to remain consumable for more than 6 months.