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Gooseberry Rice

Gooseberry Rice
Recipe type: easy recipes spl
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
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Indian Gooseberry (Nellikai, Amla) is a fruit in south india which is famous for its health benefits. It is very rich in vitamin C and is also good for people with diabetes, cholestrol and cancer. The fruit by itself has a sour and bitter taste. It leaves a nice sweet aftertaste which many people enjoy. Kids enjoy to eat the raw fruit with some salt. It is also stored in salted water for many days.
  • Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Gooseberry - 1 cup (Grated)
  • Cilantro - 2 springs (Chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • For Tempering:
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal - 1 tsp
  • Ginger - 1" piece (chopped)
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Green Chillies - 2 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 1 tblsp
  1. Cook the basmati rice, fluff it up with a fork and let it cool. You can also use leftover rice for this.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  3. Add the chopped ginger, red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add the grated gooseberry, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for few minutes.
  5. Mix in the cooked rice. Toss everything together.
  6. Garnish with Cilantro. Let it rest for few minutes before serving for the flavours to be absorbed by the rice.
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