Friday, January 20, 2012

Nellikai Sadham / Gooseberry Rice

Nellikai is the Tamil name for Amla / Gooseberry.  Amla is generally known to strengthen hair roots and for hair colouring.  Apart from that Amla has numerous nutritional values. Amla is rich in Vitamin C compared to oranges. Amla is also known to control diabetes when consumed regularly.  Read more about Amla from a few source here and here.


I have to say that this recipe is a mere replica of Lemon rice, I have followed the same recipe for lemon rice except that lemon juice is been replaced with Amla juice.  Just like lemon rice, this Amla rice also pairs well with potato fry, but in my family mutton sukka or varuval is our favourite combine which perfectly pairs with Amla rice.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5- 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Cooked Rice- 2 cups
Amla- 8- 10 ( extract the juice out of it )
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Methi powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Mustard seeds and Urad dhal- 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
Dried red chillies- 3
Kurry leaves- 7 to 8 leaves
Chana dhal- 1 tsp
Peanuts- 1 tbsp
Oil- 1/2 tbsp

Method:

Wash the Amla well, blend it well in a blender by adding very little water.  Filter the juices only.  Mix the juice with turmeric powder, methi powder and salt.
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and urad dhal, when the seeds start spluttering, add fenugreek, chana dhal, peanuts and the remaining ingredients one by one.  Fry it in low flame until the peanuts looks fried and the colour changes.  Finally add the Amla juice and let it boil for a minute, now add the cooked rice and mix well to coat all the rice with the mixture.  Take it off from flame and serve warm with Mutton sukka and poppadoms.

Sending this recipe to New U, Cooking Challenge- Flavours Of Tamilnadu , Let's Cook - Rice , Let's Cook With Leftovers , Cooking With Left Over- Kitchen Chronicles hosted by Veg Junction originally created by Kalyani, 




49 comments:

Amy said...

Those gooseberries look lovely.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

healthy and tangy rice,looks delicious.....

Sravs said...

Very inviting Rice !! Looks YUM !!

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Balvinder Ubi said...

Just turned on the computer. And here comes the lovely rice dish with Amla.I have to check your mutton sukha recipe.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome presentation too.. beautiful shots :)
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Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks super inviting. Awesome snaps...

Julie said...

yummy delicious n flavorful..never tasted this before!
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Pushpa said...

Delicious rice gets even better with mutton sukka.

Christy Gerald said...

Gooseberries luk awesome.Yumm n healthy rice. Delicious preparation as well as presentation Dear.

Fathima said...

Great another tangy rice variety for my daughter and healthy also.

Aarthi said...

I love this any time of the week..You are making me to have it now..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Mélange said...

I love the tangy taste of Nellikka so much that I immediately fell for this recipe.Superb presentation as usual..Cheers!

Recipe world said...

Such a lovely presentation! Nice recipe dear..

Vardhini said...

Gorgeous presentation and inviting clicks. Rice with gooseberries sounds interesting. Thx for linking to the event.

Sini Cherian said...

great dish!

Sini Cherian said...

great dish!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Awesome recipe dear..looks yummy

Ambreen said...

Very innovative recipe, looks really good!

Ramya said...

this recipe is very new to me..very healthy and inviting rice

Nammi said...

oh, first time seeing amla used as a food

schmetterlingwords said...

A lovely flavorful rice. The amlas look adorable in their vibrant green color. The next time I visit India, should try getting these amlas just for this rice recipe :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful and yummy rice

Prathima Rao said...

Pretty easy to make but the flavors are simply fantastic..Im sure all will be coming back for a second helping.. ;)
Prathima Rao
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Roshu said...

Lovely preentation dear!!!!

faseela said...

feel the taste here.....lovely recipe

faseela said...

feel the taste here.....lovely recipe

Sonia said...

This is a wonderful rice and apprecaite your addition of amlas to it, never tried it but now will surely bookmark this recipe and make it often. cheers !

Reva said...

What a wonderful idea... I can almost imagine the flavours..:))
Lovely preparation girl..
Reva

Anjali Shukla said...

Rice with Amla...are you serious!!
I could never imagine this, but it is just tooooo tempting!
I already love lemon rice and tamarind rice, so this has to be in that list of fav. too. :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and flavorful rice. Excellent preparation.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Srimathi said...

Looks delicious. I love nellikai. I wonder if they sell them at our local Indian store.

maha said...

looks really yumm..pics are so cool n beautiful

Momof3 said...

Good n healthy choice!! My Grandma used to make this...it's been a while I had this...YUM!!

divya said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

Richa said...

I miss amla here.. just have to do with the preserve(murabba).. the rice looks gorgeous and i m sure tastes heavenly!

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Torviewtoronto said...

fabulously flavourful deliciously done

simply.food said...

This looks delicious and the clicks are awesome.

Priya's Feast said...

WOW..NICE COLOR...LUV TO TASTE THIS ANYTIME..

anthony stemke said...

A beautiful appealing rice, delicious.
Thank You.

Priya said...

Super flavourful one pot meal,simply inviting..

wok with ray said...

I love the vibrant turmeric-yellow color of the rice. Must taste wonderful with all of those spices and other ingredients that you used. Have a good week to you! :)

Now Serving said...

Wow - that is a fruit long forgotten for me - We used to have it growing in your back yard in my mom's house -Yum - I would love to make this rice!

Purvi said...

never really tried alma this way, sounds interesting :) :)

Chandrani said...

Very healthy yummy rice.
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LoLy said...

Thank you so much dearm, your support means alot to me ..

Priya (elaichii) said...

Tangy and delicious rice with nellikai, yummy!

Shobha Kamath said...

Gooseberry rice looks inviting! Love the shots too!

SweetKaramKapi said...

Lovely one Ayeesha! Great clicks! Thanks for linking to my event!

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