Thursday 25 February 2016

Gooseberry Rice / Nellikai Sadam / நெல்லிக்காய் சாதம்

Gooseberry / Amla (in Hindi) / Nellikai (in Tamil) fruit is rich in Vitamin C; regular consumption will be helpful in preventing many diseases.  After having tried Gooseberry juice and Gooseberry raita already, I have now tried Gooseberry rice.

It is an easy to make and very tasty rice variety. The mild tangy taste similar to lemon rice is very much liked by the kids, so as me.

Let's check the recipe now,

20 min
30 mins
Recipe for Gooseberry Rice
Recipe type: Veg Rice
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
Serves:  2 to to 3  persons

Gooseberry - 3 medium sized (grated)
 Rice – 1 to 1½ cup (cooked) 
Gingely Oil – 2 tsp 
 Turmeric powder- ½ tsp 
Salt - to taste 

For Seasoning: 

Gingely Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp 
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp 
Urad dhal - ½ tsp 
Channa dhal - 1 tsp 
Ginger - 2 tsp (grated) 
Red chillies – 2 or 3
Peanuts - 2 tbsp (optional)
Curry leaves - few 
Asafoetida - a pinch



Wash and grate the gooseberry till you see the seed. discard it and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and season with all the ingredients given under "For Seasoning" one by one. 

Once it splutters add grated gooseberry, ginger, salt along with turmeric powder.

Saute for 2 -3 minutes and add rice.  Mix well till it is well combined with gooseberry mixture.

Serve hot with Coconut thuvayal and Pappad.


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