"Are they sour?" - I asked her.
"Very sour. You will need to pucker up your mouth when you eat them!" she replied smiling. Bingo!! I knew they are or at least belong to the same family of AwaLa/Amla - Indian Gooseberries. Needless to say, I hurriedly took one small basket which had 3 cups fresh gooseberries.
After coming home, I consulted mom on the phone and the first recipe followed - AwLyache Panhe.
2 cups chilled water