Goose Berry / Amla / Nellikkai / Usirikaya Thayir(Yogurt/Curd) Pachadi

Gooseberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A,
calcium, iron, and phosphorus.

Gooseberry - 4 or 5( fresh or frozen)
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Green Chillies - 4 ( as spice needed)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Curd/Yogurt - 1 1/2 - 2 cups
Salt as needed
Mustard seeds - few by count
Urad Dhal - few by count
Asafoetida - 2 pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tsp

Wash and grate gooseberry. Heat a tsp of oil and add the grated gooseberry and fry for 3 - 4 minutes. Add coconut paste( grind coconut, green chillies and ginger(can also add a tsp of cumin seeds)). Saute for another 2 - 3 minutes. Remove and cool. Next add salt and yogurt and mix well.
Heat remaining oil for tempering and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, asafoetida and curry leaves. Pour on the pachadi and mix.

If the pachadi is too sour, then add small piece of jaggery or few pinch of sugar and mix( this will reduce the sourness).

Serve with rice or chapathi/rotis. 

26 comments/Reactions:

Unknown said...

wow, that looks mouth watering and tongue tickling. The moment I hear amla, I start salivating :)

Anonymous said...

lovely and tangy pachadi and my favourite too.
indu srinivasan

Manju said...

i need to go get some frozen gooseberries! this looks really good!

divya said...

Oh yum. Those look amazing and delicious.

Pushpa said...

Tangy and tasty amla pachadi.

Julie said...

Yummy n delicious tangy flavor .. Love it!!

Nisha said...

I'm drooling .

Nandinis food said...

Nice pachadi! Looks very healthy!

Treat and Trick said...

Absolutely delicious with slight tangy taste..

Prathima Rao said...

I love gooseberries...Got a bag full of them in the fridge..Think ill try this mouthwatering recipe :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya Sreeram said...

my hubby's fav - looks well done

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds new to me...
looks healthy and delicious :)

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Archana said...

Love it.
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy,delicious and good-to taste panchadi.Luks supergood.

Akila said...

Wow what a yummy nellikai pachadi... love it...
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Pavithra Elangovan said...

This is fav one looks absolutely yumm :)

Chitra said...

I too make this but dont add ginger, will try adding next time :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

thats a tempting n very healthy pachadi Padma..
happy following u..:)
Tasty Appetite

ruchikacooks said...

long time since I even saw pics of gooseberry, I would love it with vathakozhambu padmakka. How are you?

Nalini's Kitchen said...

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Kalyani said...

love nelli pachadi !! btw, Padma, you have been tagged in a 7 – links game. Check today’s post(10th Oct) on my blog for more details.
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Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

Padma said...

Thanks Kalyani for the tag, will definitely come and pick it up soon.

Padma said...

Thanks Nalini for visiting and leaving your comments.

hotpotcooking said...

tangy pachadi. love your recipe

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