8 Mind-blowing Facts Of Honey Dipped Amla / Then Nellikai And It’s Recipe!

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Do you like amla? Not many people like amla as they don’t know how to include it in their diet as it taste chalky and rough when eaten raw.

Initially the taste of Amla is sour and the sensation feels is due to protons which are present in Amla.

Probably, most of the people will experience the sense of taste and never touch amla again! Well, that’s what my brother did too:/

If very few people consume it, it’s unfortunate for the rest who does not consume it. People who don’t like to eat Amla straight, this tip is for you!

Try our Honey dipped amla also called Then Nellikai / amla gurabba and you’ll find it delicious! Get amazed by the mind blowing nutritional benefits of amla!

Let’s dive straight!


Honey Dipped Amla/ Then Nellikai

Amla is one of the miraculous fruit that holds the place of pride in Ayurveda.

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It is one of the most traditional home remedy for indian households. It is a powerhouse of nutrients which contains polyphenols, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and others.

Amla honey is a sweet delish, which is prepared by boiling the amlas and preserving it in honey for a longer period of time. It enhances immunity,sharpens mind and eyesight,boost energy level and is a great health remedy in Indian culture.


Health Benefits Of Honey Dipped Amla

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1. Increases Your Iron Content

Amla Murabba is a rich source of iron content, which fights anemia due to iron deficiency. Women with heavy menstrual bleeding can start eating amla Murabba to treat iron loss.


2. Get a Glowing skin

Since Amla Murabba is an excellent source of vitamin C, it can improve the complexion significantly.


3. Honey Dipped Amla Exfoliates your Skin

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Being a natural exfoliater, it also has anti astringent properties which removes wrinkles and soothes skin.

Being a great source of A,C and E ,it reduces the aging process and produces collagen which makes the skin younger.


4. Eases Digestion

Amla dipped in honey is a loaded source of fibre and an effective remedy for digestive problems. It is an effective relief for constipation as well.


5. Maintains A Healthy Heart!

Amla is rich in chromium, zinc, copper, iron and others. Besides boosting immunity, havard health researchers concluded that chromium which takes care of cholesterol levels might lower the risk for developing heart disease.


6. Helps In Pregnancy

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It is believed that a pregnant women should have amla Murabba throughout her whole pregnancy period since they are healthy for both both mother and baby.

Since mothers during pregnancy are more prone to anemia,amla Murabba will be an effective relief.

Note: But you should also consult your obstetrician before taking if your have gestational Diabetes mellitus since it may raises your blood sugar level.


7. Honey Dipped Amla Prevents Asthma

Amla dipped in honey is one of the traditional remedies used to prevent asthma. It is proven to be effective in controlling wheezing, production of phlegm and breathlessness.


8. Keeps Your Hair Healthy!

Regular intake of amla murabba provides dose of vitamins to your hair roots.It treats premature graying and keeps the hair shiny.



Diabetic people should avoid taking amla gurabba. Taking amla murabba have more chances to increase the blood sugar content.

You should also be aware of the dangerous chemicals preservatives packed with amla honey when you buy them outside or online. You can make your Amla Gurabba at home and here’s the recipe!


Then Nellikai/ Amla Gurabba Recipe

Preparation time: 75 mins
Storage :  One year (what you heard was right!) Make sure to keep them in a cool dry place.

Ingredients :

  • 20 amlas( Indian gooseberries)
  • Honey – needed


  1. Wash gooseberries in water and dry them well. It’s better to pat them dry by a clean towel.
  2. Clean them into small pieces and discard the seeds. Prick them using a fork or tooth pick and dry for a day.
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  • Take a clean glass vessel and put them in.
  • Put the dried amla pieces inside the bottle and pour honey until they are immersed. Cover with the lid.  
  • Initially, all pieces will be crowded at the top but then they will immerse inside. So pour some extra honey. Keep the bottle under sun for 2-3 days. Shake the bottle once a day.
  • You will see that the honey will be thinning out and seems more watery.
  • Take another dry bottle ( glass or airtight ). Transfer the pieces alone from the old bottle to new bottle. Pour fresh honey to immerse the pieces. This makes the amla honey more softer. Cover with lid. Keep it aside for 15-20 days.
  • You can consume a then Nellikai daily after your meal.


  • Always use a dry spoon in the container.
  • You can definitely reuse the first batch of honey as normal honey since it is more healthy!
  • Make sure you dry the amla pieces well before immersing it in honey as it will be more fleshy.


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Originally posted 2020-04-28 17:58:20.

Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.
Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.

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