Nellikai saadam- Gooseberry rice – south indian rice recipes

        I made this prior to the Tamil new year and wanted to post it before the new year, but somehow could not mange to do so. I usually make some rice variety along with some sweets. Last year we had the Karnataka style raw mango rice. I wanted to try this rice variety with gooseberries since a long time. It was really delicious and tasted like mango rice or lemon rice. I generally make pickles with gooseberries and I do want to try other recipes with it too. There are many recipes with it which I have tasted before , but never tried on my own. So as time permits, I will be trying those recipes and posting them here. I hope you all enjoy this one !!

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Nellikai saadam- Gooseberry rice - south indian rice recipes Yum
Course main course

south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course main course
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Cook the rice till soft, but grains separate.
  2. Grate the gooseberries. Discard the seeds.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds,Fenugreek seeds,udid dal and channa dal.
  4. When it crackles, add hing followed by curry leaves and green chillies.
  5. Saute for a minute.
  6. Add the grated gooseberries.
  7. Add salt and mix well.
  8. Saute and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  9. The gooseberries becomes soft, cooked and the mixture should be dry.
  10. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
Recipe Notes


1. Add peanuts or cashewnuts if you like.

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  1. very different and healthy rice preparation

  2. Healthy one pot meal!

  3. Priya Suresh

    Never get bore of this mildy tangy n delicious amla rice,my all time favourite.

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  5. Shama Nagarajan

    yummy and tempting dear

  6. Sandhya Hariharan

    Beautiful one pot meal…


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