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Nellikkai Pachadi / Amla Raita

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Today’s recipe is simple, cooling, easy to make amla raita(Indian gooseberry raitha/raita, Nellikkai thayir pachadi). It goes well with rice recipes. I personally love to eat it with roti and parathas. I really want to write more about my amla love and how we cultivate and get amlas from our farm. But, I feel very sleepy today with no reason and wanted to wind it up so that I can hit the bed quickly. So, with no further stories, here comes the recipe.

Basic Information:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients:

Amla / Nellikkai / Indian Gooseberry – 4 nos, medium size

Coconut – 2 tablespoons, chopped

Green chillies – 2 nos

Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup (Use only fresh curd)

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Asafoetida – a pinch

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Curry leaves – 1 string

Water – 1 cup

Method:

1) In a saucepan, boil 1 cup of water with salt and turmeric powder. When it is boiling add amlas and cook only for 3-5 minutes in full flame. Make sure not to over cook.

2) Once the amlas are cooked, allow it to cool to room temperature and chop them.

3) Add chopped amla, coconut cloves, green chillies to a mixer and make a coarse paste of it.

4) Take fresh curd in a bowl and beat it well for few seconds.

5) Add coarse amla coconut paste to this curd. Add salt. Mix well.

6) In a seasoning pan, heat oil and throw mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let it splutter.

7) Add this seasoning to the curd amla mixture.

8) Serve with any of your rice items.

Notes:

1) Use only fresh, sour less curd for making this raita for perfect taste.

2) You can also add finely chopped coriander leaves to this raita.

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Laxmipriya

its an absolutely new recipe to me.. will give this a try for sure ven i find amlas here.. 🙂

Suja Manoj

Refreshing and yummy pachadi..

divya

Makes me drool..tempting

AJ

Yum yum! I never get to see amla at my local stores. Wish I could get some just for this chutney!

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Priya Suresh

Lipsmacking pachadi,am seriously missing this much fresh amlas here.

Kaveri Venkatesh

We call this arachukalaki…since we grind the amla and mix it with curd 🙂 Looks very good

Unknown

Fabulous way to get all that vitamin C from the amlas Uma. and i m eyeing that knife!

Akila

Wow it's definitely a healthy pachadi… Bookmarking it
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Unknown

Amma used to make these often 🙂 looks superb and one cooling raita

Chitz

Healthy pachadi.. And very awesome clicks 🙂

Jeyashris Kitchen

Simple and healthy recipe, beautiful set up and clicks

Unknown

liked the color of amla.. healthy raita..

Unknown

wow healthy pachadi,yum!

Vimitha Durai

Very healthy pachadi Uma
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saraniskitchen

its an absolutely new recipe to me.. will give this a try…

Faseela

Tried this today will post in my space too with the link attached

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it looks very easy to prepare this dish. let me try out and tell u d results.