February 09, 2016

Nellikkai Pachadi / Amla Raita (Creamy Gooseberry Dip)

A simple, tasty and healthy recipe which is served as the side dish and accompaniment with  main course of the Indian Food. A vitamin C rich  condiment with ginger flavour , that  has a cooling effect to contrast with spicy curries and kebabs. Suits well as a side dish to rotis, phulkas and any Rice variety...

Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Nellikkai Pachadi / Amla Raita (Creamy Gooseberry Dip):

Gooseberries /Amla /Nellikkai  5 or 6
Fresh Curd / Unflavoured palin youghurt  300 ml or 2 cups
Salt to taste
Green chillies 2 or 3
Ginger piece 1/2 inch size, Coconut pieces few
Oil 1/2 tea spoon
Mustard seeds and Urad dal 1/4 tea spoon each
Curry leaves few

How to make Nellikkai Pachadi / Amla Raita (Creamy Gooseberry Dip)?

Wash the gooseberries well and steam them out in a steamer or idli cooker for 10 minutes. Or microwave them for 5 minutes.

Remove the seeds after they get cooled down.

Add the gooseberries, coconut, salt, green chillies, ginger together and put them in a blender.

Grind them without adding water.

Transfer the paste to the curd and mix well.

Do the seasoning in a sauteing pan with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and add to the raita.