Amla Pickle with step by step photo and video recipe. there are several ways the traditional pickles are prepared in india and south east asian countries. however this is an instant variation prepared by steaming the amla and then mixing it with salt and spices. generally the shelf life of instant pickle are less compared to the traditional one which are exposed to sunlight for weeks.there is no compare to the taste when it comes to home-made pickle vs store bought one of amla pickle. previously i use to buy mango and chilli & amla achar pickles from indian grocery as i was lazy to prepare it. however these days, i prepare all my pickle recipes at home and i have the addiction for its simplicity and taste. also i was not happy with the store bought one as it has excessive amount of fried oil. i understand that it enhances the tastes but certainly not good for health. moreover i recently learned that some of the brands have high sodium and preservative for a long shelf life.