Monday, December 12, 2016

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Amla Raita | Gooseberry Raita Recipe

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

Hi Supermoms,

'Gooseberry' is the healthiest fruit with so many healing and rejuvenating properties. Including Amla/Nellikai/Usiri kaya in our diet is most essential. I have earlier shared interesting and healthy recipes using Nellikai like the Nellikai Rasam , Nellikai Chutney, Nellikai Thokku , Nellikai Podi and today I am sharing the tasty Nellikai Thayir Pachadi that is a yummy side dish to variety rice like the Vegetable Biryani.

It is so simple and easy to make too. 

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi:

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4-6
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

2 large gooseberries ( grated)
1 onion ( finely chopped)
2 tomatoes ( finely chopped)
3-4 green chillies ( adjust according to the heat of the chillies)
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 cup curd ( whisked and diluted with 1/2 cup of water)
salt to taste

For tempering :

2 teaspoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves ( optional)

For garnish :

small bunch of cilantro leaves/coriander leaves or mint leaves ( finely chopped)


1. Heat a kadai or pan with oil and temper with ingredients given under ' for tempering '.
2. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the green chillies and the grated gooseberry.

3. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder , salt and keep saute'ing  the mixture over low flame for 1-2 minutes.
4. Now add the onions and continue to sautee' till the onions turn transparent.

5. Add the tomatoes , gently mix without mashing them and cook for 2-3 minutes only and switch off.

Chef tip : The tomatoes should be cooked but not mushy. 
6. Garnish with cilantro .
7. Add the whisked curd (with water mixed) to the gooseberry mixture .
8. Adjust water quantity if required.

Your delicious and healthy raita/thayir pachadi is ready .

Gooseberry Raita Recipe

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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