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 3 4 persons

Ingredients:Gooseberry - 3 medium sized 
Rice - ½ to ¾ cup (cooked) 
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 
½ tsp
Channa dhal - ½ tsp
Ginger - 2 tsp(grated)
Red chillies - 4
Peanuts - 2 tbsp(Roasted) 
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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