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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gooseberry recipe Indian-Gooseberry raitha -Amla recipe

Gooseberry/Amla is an excellent source of vitamin C. In our home we have named this amla pachadi as "Vitamin C raita". As you all know that Gooseberry has many health benefits. It improves eye sight, improves body’s resistance against diseases, a memory booster, slows down the aging process and lot more. It is also used in beauty products. Amla hair oil  promotes and enriches hair growth, brings color and lustre to hair. So why not prepare this simple and instant gooseberry recipe and enjoy the health benefits of gooseberries. Today we will learn how to make Nellikai Pachadi-Amla Raita following this easy recipe.

gooseberry raitha-nellikai pachadi

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi-Amla-Gooseberry Raita Recipe

Nellikai Pachadi-Amla Raita

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Gooseberry - 5
   Green chilli - 1
   Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
   Curd/Yogurt - 1 cup (plain)
   Salt as needed
   Roasted jeera/cumin powder -a generous pinch (optional)

  For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tsp
   Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves -few


Cut gooseberries into small pieces and discard the seeds.


Grind gooseberries, green chilli and coconut together with very less water.

Then mix curd and needed salt to it.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add curry leaves and pour it over the pachadi. Sprinkle freshly roasted cumin powder and serve it. I prefer this with curd rice.

More Gooseberry recipes

Gooseberry Pickle 

Nellikai Sadam  (amla rice)

Gooseberry Chutney 

Neer Nellikai 

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen


  1. hey thats one healthy pachadi dear...nice colour.

  2. yummy n new recipe n the presentation also superb!

  3. Hardly can find gooseberries here! That raita simply yummy looking ya! Cute...;)

  4. Hey this gooseberry raita looks interesting and healthy too.

  5. It looks very good. Have to look for gooseberries!

  6. Healthy and yummy pachadi..thanks for the recipe.

  7. Full of vit -c raitha,a healthy one..

  8. I miss eating gooseberry!...they look great!

  9. Gooseberry raita look delicious. I love to see fresh gooseberries

  10. Amla pachadi looks sooo good,yummy..

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  12. yummy yumm, wish we get gooseberries here :-(

  13. its been ages since i had gooseberry! nice recipe and presentation!

  14. Padhu I am a fan of ur blog.Mainly ur art....
    wow cool. keep doing

  15. A nice way of including gooseberries into our diet..

  16. thats what we call wholesome goodness.

  17. this we make it in my in laws place on dhuvadisi. such a healthy raitha.cute presentation

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  19. Healthy raita and nice presentation!

  20. Such a lovely recipe! Gooseberries are so tart to have raw i hardly use them at all....

  21. Who would have thought that the humble and sour Amla could be so versatile? Padhu, kudos to you for having posted this healthy amla raita recipe; we really enjoyed it. With issues like obesity and lifestyle related diseases proving to be a challenge today, your recipe stands out for being healthy and chock full of vitamins! Check out our blog at http://knorratseven.blogspot.com/ for expert tips on healthy eating habits.

  22. Mam one doubt - green chilliya pachaya grind panina pachcha vasanai adikatha?

  23. No , it will not come. Don't we grind coconut chutney with raw green chillies

  24. what is the best season to use it? Can this be used in nov, december cold months? Reason I ask is because that seems to be the time the kids need more vitamin C to ward off cold and sinus issues. can u please let me know. And gooseberry is supposed to cool your body. So really confusing .

  25. You can give gooseberry anytime in moderation. During cold months, you can make gooseberry rice or chutney instead of raitha. Do do not get confused. Anything in moderation is fine.

  26. Do not we fry coconut and gooseberry and green chilly before grinding .

  27. Tried it today. It was awesome.

  28. Can we have it with sambar rice also mam?


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