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.




Ingredients:

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

For seasoning:

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



Directions:

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.


Notes:

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

Adjust green chillies according to your spice level.

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