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Amla Rice recipe or the Nellikai Sadam recipe is a simple and very tasty rice preparation made with the Indian Gooseberry. With abundance of health benefits in the gooseberry, there is no denying that including it in out diet is a must. And what better way than to make a delicious and easy rice preparation of it.
With the amount of Vit C present in the gooseberry, including the amla in your diet should be a must. I love the Amla pickle which I love so much. I grate the amla and make the pickle but the amla rice recipe or the nellikai sadam recipe never came to my dull brain, until I saw it on my dear friend, Krishna Kumari’s blog here. Immediately I had a “light bulb” moment!! Ahaa!!! How lovely and simple is that!! Anything that can include the amla in my kiddies’ diet is bliss for me. I tried it the next time I bought the amlas and finely grated it. Ouch!! It still hurts from all the grating that I did!! He he.. I hate this part. But you can totally cut it into big chunks and put it into the mixer or roughly grate it. I was over – enthusiastic and hence I did the fine grating. And I didn’t want to leave any traces of amla that my kiddos could recognise. (Don’t ask me why I didn’t grind it if that was the case.. My mind stops functioning “most” of the time).
So when I made this Amla Rice recipe or the Nellikai Sadam recipe, it was a super duper hit. My kiddos thought it was lemon rice and the little one even went a step further and said “I want more khatta” meaning there should have been more of the amla for the tanginess. Noted!! For next time!! In sha ALLAH. I did basic minimum tempering for the Amla Rice recipe or the Nellikai Sadam recipe and the taste was simply awesome. Pretty much like the lemon rice and, dare I say, even better. End result. Kids happy, mamma happy. A big tick for the Amla Rice recipe or the Nellikai Sadam recipe.
Let’s get started with the Amla Rice recipe or the Nellikai Sadam recipe
Amla Rice recipe, Nellikai Sadam recipe
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 6 - 8 gooseberry / amla / nellikai
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 - 3 whole dry red chili
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- 1 tbsp urad dal
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 1 tbsp cashew nuts
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Grate the amla / nellikai or grind it coarsely in a mixer.
- Heat oil in a large kadai and add the mustard seeds till they splutter.
- Add the whole dry red chili, cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, cashew nuts and peanuts. Fry till urad dal is golden brown in color, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Next add in the turmeric powder, salt grated amla and fry for a couple of minutes.
- Throw in the cooked rice and toss well till all the masala is coated well with the rice.
- Serve hot with some achar and papad.
Until next time,
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