Everyone bought a water purifier, right? No other way to drink some cool, clear water.. At home we don't have a purifying machine, but the process happens from the well it self! Can't you believe? Yeah, the well is an old one, it's walls was built using the big stones, upon the log of a goose berry tree,(nellipalaka) that's the reason! :) It was built during the great grandfather's time, and only few wells of such remains now, I think. No need to tell you about the medicinal properties of goose berries, those vitaminC packs are world famous! To enjoy it's health benefits, eat them raw, and here you have a gooseberry chutney recipe, try it too...
Amla or Gooseberries in brine / Nellikka uppilittathu
How I prepared,
Wash and wipe the gooseberries.
Boil water adding some salt.
Put the gooseberries into the boiling water* and switch off fire.
Add slit green-chillies into this.
Allow to cool.
Takeout 1/4 part water and add the same amount of vinegar* instead.
You can add enough vinegar according to the sourness you like.
Check salt and add if needed.
Transfer the contents into a jar.
Tight the lid, and you can use this after one week.
* You can let the water cool and then put the gooseberries. This will take a little long for the gooseberries to absorb the salt well.
* If you don't like sourness, avoid adding vinegar.