Sweetness with a touch of tang and warm, spicy notes, this easy jammy Amla spread offers a perfect antioxidant-rich spring boost. Inspired by Chyawanprash, an ancient and beloved herbal formula known for its protective health benefits, our lip-smacking concoction is brimming with powerful ingredients, including our ORGANIC INDIA Ceylon Cinnamon and Trikatu, and starring our Tulsi Immune Daily tea and rejuvenating superfruit Amla. It’s lovely spread on toast, as a fruity dip, stirred into yogurt or porridge, or even into your morning latte. And, it only takes minutes to make–all you need to do is steep and blend.
An ayurvedic health supplement, traditional Chyawanprash blends a multitude of nutrient-rich herbs, with Amla (Indian gooseberries) typically serving as the main ingredient. While fresh Amla isn’t always accessible, the wealth of health benefits are. Our ORGANIC INDIA Amla supplement harnesses the superfood’s potency, known for promoting heart health, providing anti-aging effects, supporting immune function, and protecting heart health.
Here, we’ve paired our ORGANIC INDIA Amla supplement with another antioxidant-rich berry; cranberries lend a lovely red color, but feel free to swap in blueberries for a summery twist. In lieu of sugar and oil or ghee, we’ve opted for Medjool dates and raisins, soaked in our ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Immune Daily Tea. Both our Traditional Spice and Ayurvedic Spice varieties work harmoniously with the other ingredients. We love the subtle peppery piquancy that comes with a pinch of liver-supporting Trikatu and the full-bodied comfort of blood-sugar regulating Ceylon Cinnamon. The symphony of flavors belies the simplicity of the spread, but aligns perfectly with the wealth it delivers.
Chyawanprash-inspired Amla Jam
Yields approximately ¾ Cup
¾ Cup boiled water
2 ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Immune (Ayurvedic or Traditional Spice) or Tulsi Masala Chai Tea bags
½ Cup fresh or frozen cranberries (swap in blueberries for a summery variation)
1 Cup Medjool dates (about 10)
¼ Cup raisins
½ Tablespoon ORGANIC INDIA Amla
1 Teaspoon ORGANIC INDIA Ceylon Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon ORGANIC INDIA Trikatu (or black pepper)
¼ Teaspoon cardamom
Steep ORGANIC INDIA tea bags in boiled water for approximately 5 minutes (more is fine).
In a small saucepan, bring the dates, cranberries, and raisins to a low simmer in the tea. Allow to cook on low for approximately 5 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a high speed blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or chilled.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Want more herbal jams for your pantry? Try our uplifting joy jam. Makes a wonderful homemade gift, too!