Nellikai Rasam| Gooseberry Rasam| Amla Rasam| Usirikai Saaru is a healthy variation to the regular rasam. It is tasty and adds lots of nutrients such as iron, vitamin -C to our body. In rasam the nutrients from the vegetables wont get lost as there is no overcooking process involved. We just boil the rasam so all the nutrients get retained inside the rasam.
About this recipe i had some leftover gooseberries after preparing the gooseberry rice recipe. So i wanted to try some thing new using that. As a result of my innovation here comes the yummy recipe.
I have shared many rasam recipes earlier in blog. Pineapple RasamRaw Mango RasamLemon rasamInstant Lemon rasamInstant rasamVepam poo Rasam and Kollu Rasam. All these rasam recipes goes well with hot steamed rice with any dry vegetable kootu or poriyal or thoran.

Nellikai Rasam recipe

Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Oil- 3 teaspoon
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 2 strands
Asafoetida Powder -1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Coriander leaves - few

To grind:
Nellikai |Amla -3-5, large
Green Chillies - 3
Coriander leaves - few
Garlic- 3 medium cloves
Ginger - small piece(optional)
Dry red chillies-2-3
Coriander seeds- 2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds -1 teaspoon

Gooseberry rasam recipe

  • Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder for 3 whistles and mash well; set aside.
  • Grind together the gooseberry, green chillies, coriander leaves, garlic,ginger,dry red chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds as a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add the curry leaves and add the ground paste and asafetida powder and saute for fifteen seconds.
  • Add the cooked mashed dal with 4-5 cups of water and salt to dilute the rasam to the desired consistency.
  • Cook the rasam in low flame till frothy layer appears on top.
  • Sprinkle more coriander leaves and switch off the gas.
  • Refer other Gooseberry recipes: Amla rice, Amla pachadi.

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