Tuesday 4 February 2014

Gooseberry / Amla Raita using Curd / நெல்லிக்காய் தயிர் பச்சடி

Gooseberry is the richest natural source of Vitamin C and also having many medicinal properties.

This raita is the best to include this nutrition rich fruit in our daily routine. You can serve this as a accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd.


Gooseberry / Amla - 3
Ginger - 
½ tsp( chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Salt - to taste
Coconut -  2 tbsp
Thick curd - ¾ to 1

For seasoning:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 
 ½  tsp
Urad dhal - ¼ tsp
Redchillies - 1 or 2
Curry leaves -  4 to 5 leaves


Wash and slice the amla into pieces to  remove the seed; keep aside.  

Add coconut, green chillies, ginger, salt and amla in a mixie or blender.

Grind it into a coarse paste by adding very little water.  

 Transfer to a suitable container and add curd; mix well.

Take another pan, add oil and temper with mustard seeds, red chillies, urad dhal and curry leaves; pour it over the raita.

Now the Vit C rich raita is ready to serve.


Instead of ginger you can add cumin seeds for different taste.

Adjust green chillies according to your spice level.


  1. looks perfect and yummy...healthy one too

  2. healthy nd yumm.. v don make anything out of gooseberries other than pickles..ths wud b a new addition to our kitchen fr sure

  3. Delicious and healthy raita.

  4. Need to try this... Looks yummy...

  5. good. Definitely will try this.

  6. Tasty and iron rich pachadi. Yummy side dish.

  7. Looks sooo good... my mom makes this but i never tried, will make it soon


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