Bottles of whole Gooseberry jam would be lined up in kitchen shelf to last for a year and we would be given one Gooseberry daily in a cup along with some sugar syrup like a Jamoon. This jam used to be a favorite among kids and the jam would never last a year!
10 Indian Gooseberry
2 Cups Sugar
1tsp Sunna / Mineral Lime / Calcium oxide
1tsp Cardamom Powder (Optional)
Few strands of Saffron (Optional)
Jam prepared using Indian Gooseberries. The Gooseberries are available in India during November to January. A branch of Gooseberry tree is stuck in a Tulsi/Sacred Basil pot and worshiped during Diwali, which is celebrated in the month of November.
Quantity of Sugar will be half the measurement of the weight of the Juice extracted
(For Example: If the juice extracted is weighed to be 400gms then the Sugar to be added will be 200gms)
½ tsp Citric Acid