Nellikai Sadam| Gooseberry rice preparation and also taste is similar to lemon rice. It is an easy to prepare rice variety for lunch box or with left over rice. Quick to make tasty rice dish which could be whipped up in minutes. Tasty healthy and also a flavourful rice variety. Gooseberry is rich in iron content. Some kids donot like to eat gooseberry at their early stages of growth. By making this rice at home you could feed them the goodness of gooseberry.

Nellikai Sadam recipe

Rice- 1 cup
Gooseberry, grated- 1/2 cup(big, 5 nos)
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Chana dal- 1 teaspoon
Urad dal- 1 teaspoon
Peanuts- 1/4 cup
Green chillies, cut- 2-3
Ginger, finely chopped- 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 2 strands
Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Gooseberry Rice recipe


  • Cook the rice and set aside. You could use ponni, basmathi or any rice used for lunch.
  • Grate the gooseberry in a carrot grater and discard the seeds.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and peanuts. Cook till the mustard seeds crackle 
  • Now add the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and cook till the curry leaves turns crispy. 
  • Add the grated gooseberry and saute for a minute.
  • Add the turmeric powder and fry for a second in oil and immediately add the cooked rice with some salt.
  • Allow to cook till the rice heated up well. Switch off the gas and serve with potato roast or papat.
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