Rajapalayam Gooseberry Pickle

Traditional Community Based Geographical Origin Pickles

Pickles made by families continuing their community culinary heritage since generations. Made with fresh local produce and quality ingredients, they are all handmade, homemade and hygienically bottled by families following their traditional and authentic recipes No added preservatives, colours, flavours or taste enhancers.

Rajapalayam Gooseberry pickle is popular among the traditional Telugu-speaking Raju families of Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. This Pickle is part of the Traditional Community Based Geographical Origin Pickle offerings from Panakam-Tradition in a Bottle. Gooseberry is called Usirikaya in Telugu, Nellikai in Tamil, Amla in Hindi, and Amalika in Sanskrit.

Indian gooseberry is a common ingredient in many Ayurvedic preparations. Rich in Vitamin C, polyphenols and ellagitannins, all parts of the gooseberry plant are used in various Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani medicines. Gooseberry, which has five out of the six tastes recognized by Ayurveda, increases immunity, enhances digestion, and cools the body.

To prepare this pickle, gooseberries are cut, sun-dried and mixed with spices and oil. The result is a naturally pure, authentic and healthy pickle with a fine balance of spices, salt, sweet and acidity.


Indian Gooseberry (Amla), Cold Pressed Gingelly Oil, Red Chilly, Jaggery, Mustard, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Asafoetida, Salt, Condiments and a lot of sunshine.

Contains no added preservatives, taste enhancers, colours or flavours.
No Vinegar or Acetic Acid used in any of our pickles.

12 months from the date of packaging under ideal storage conditions.

Nutritional Facts per 10g of Serving Size
Energy – 27.01 Kcal
Carbohydrates – 2.63g
Protein – 0.10g
Fat – 1.79g
Sodium – 0.21g
Note: Consume Pickles in moderation

Usage Instructions:
This Gooseberry/Amla pickle goes well with a diverse range of cuisines – Have it with any South Indian rice or tiffin items like Idly, Dosa, Upma etc; with Paratha, Chapathi & other North Indian Breads. Excellent with some cool South Indian Traditional curd rice!

Storage & Precautions:
Please Refrigerate this pickle at all times – both before and after opening the Jar/Bottle. This is a difficult pickle to process even if it is sun dried as we do not use any sort of preservatives. It needs compulsory Refrigeration.

Always use a clean and completely dry spoon. Consume pickles in moderation.

Present Availability – In Stock
This Pickle will be available anytime of the year except in the months of April, May and June depending on the availability of Fresh Gooseberries and the stocks.

Shipment Time:
2-3 days for dispatch from the date of Order Confirmation subject to stock availability. We have
partnered with a reputed logistics partner and we deliver across India to all metros and certain non-metro cities as well.

Packaging & Shipping Cost:
We use only Glass Jars/Bottles for most of our products. The products are carefully packed for safe delivery and the packaging charge is included in the total cost of the product.

The Cost of the Product is exclusive of Shipping Charges. Shipping Charges will be automatically calculated according to the total weight of the order and shown during Checkout.

Delivery Time:
4-7 days for delivery to Metro cities and 7-15 working days for Non-Metro destinations.Delivery by Road.

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Family behind this Pickle experience:
This traditional pickle has been especially handmade by Chinmaya Arjun Raja and his mother Prabavathi Arjun of Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. For more information on the family food artisans please read the FAMILY MADE page.


History of this product experience:
Rajapalayam Rajus migrated to the Madurai region and then Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu from the present-day Andhra and Karnataka regions during the reign of Sri Krishna Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire in 1500 AD. This pickle follows a recipe that has been with the Arjun Raja family in Rajapalayam since a few decades.