Monday, September 10, 2012

Amla ( Gooseberry ) Rice / Nellikkai Sadham:

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Amla Rice: 

Amla  rice  is a mouthwatering recipe,  that makes a healthy & quick fix lunch ! 

This is very simple to prepare and is best accompanied with  crispy  crunchy  chips,  raitha  or  pickle.

Amla , which is a sour & tangy fruit, hold a repository of  Vitamin  C.  The health benefit of consuming this fruit is well known & extensive. It helps to strengthen hair roots and for hair coloring. Also used to control diabetes.

Try this easy recipe and experience the yummy taste of  Amla  Rice..:)


·            Amla                                 - 5 or 6
·            Raw rice                           - 1 cup
·            Green chilly                       - 1
·            Grated coconut                  - 2 tbsp
·            Salt to taste

To Temper:

·            Oil                         - 2 tsp
·            Mustard                 - ¼ tsp
·            Cumin                   - ½ tsp
·            Cana dal                - 1 tsp
·            Urad dal                - 1 tsp
·            Cashew                 - 5 to 6
·            Peanuts                 - 2 to 3 tbsp
·            Asafetida              - a pinch
·            Red chilly              - 2
·            Curry leaves          - 5 to 6

1.     Wash and cook the rice, by adding 2 cups of water.
2.     Fluff up the rice gently on a wide bowl and keep aside.
3.     Wash the amlas well and chop it around the seed.
4.     Discard the seed and grate it to fine pieces.
5.     Slice the green chillies to small pieces.

6.     Grind grated amla, coconut pieces, green chillies and salt into paste adding little water.

7.     Heat oil in a skillet.
8.     Add all the seasonings one by one in order.

9.     When it splutters, add the ground amla paste.

10.  Saut√© it in low flame for 3 to 4 mins. ( make sure not to overcook the amla paste, as it turns to bitter taste )
11.  Check taste and adjust seasonings as required.

12.  Turn off flame.
13.  Add to the cooked rice, mix gently until the rice grains are fully coated.

14.  Transfer it to servig plate & garnish with golden fried cashews.

15.  It is best accompanied with  crispy  chips,  raitha  or  pickle.

Similar Recipes 

·       Amla Juice
·       Amla Pachchadi
·       Cumin Pepper Rice  &  Mango Rice


  1. Ohh this is such a unique recipe, can feel the tang from here :))

  2. Delicious new recipe.....Love the clicks....

  3. wow yummy rice,luks so tempting...

  4. Nice tangy rice. We make something similar in karnataka, will surely post it sometime. I'm glad you posted this.

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  5. Thanks for this recipe, Jay!
    I was looking for healthy and quick recipes for dinner!

  6. I will use grated one. To make a paste is new. This flavor is tempting & mouth watering.

  7. Yum this rice look so good. I would love to try it♥¸.•*´¯*♥

  8. I've never had amla before -- but that looks so delish! Resembles poha :)

  9. I am feeling J here :-), haven't seen fresh amla in ages and the last time I had this was at my mother's a few years back. That bowl is so tempting.

  10. Love it, looks so yum, not a big fan of amla, but will try this :)

  11. this is very new to me... sounds quite interesting..


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