Saturday, December 27, 2014

Nellikkai-Thayir-Pachadi

#NellikkaiThayirPachadi  [ #Gooseberry Dip ] : #Nellikkai is known as #Gooseberry in English. It is called #Amla in Hindi.
Nellikkai is rich in Vitamin C and it has been used in our traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine since ancient times. We have to try to use it in our daily menu in some form. We have already seen few recipes using nellikkai [ amla ].
Here we will see a pachadi with nellikkai.

Nellikkai thayir pachadi [ Gooseberry dip ]


Ingredients :
2 or 3Nellikkai [ amla ]
2 or 3Cashew nuts
2 or 3Green chilly [ adjust ]
3 TspCoconut scrapings
1/2 TspCumin [ Jeera ]
1/2 cupCurd
3/4 TspSalt
To Temper :
1/2 TspMustard seeds
1 TspBlack gram split [ urad dal ]
1 TspOil

Method :
Remove seeds from nellikkai and chop.
Heat a kadai with oil on a stove over medium flame.
Crackle mustard and then add black gram split.
Roast until black gram turns to golden color.
Transfer into the vessel containing curd.

In the same kadai saute chopped nellikkai.
Allow it to cool down to room temperature.


Now take all the given ingredients in a mixie jar.
Grind coarsely adding little water.
Transfer the ground paste into a bowl.
Add curd into the bowl containing ground paste.
Mix well and adjust salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Nellikkai thayir pachadi [ Gooseberry dip ]

Now spicy tangy nellikkai thayir pachadi is ready to serve.
Goes well with pongal, upma and also can be used as dip to savories like bajji, pakoda, samosa.

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