Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita

If you like tangy pachadis then Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita will be just up your alley.  I had an elaborate set of posts planned for Onam (September 6, 2017) but the Mumbai deluge and my work schedule had other plans. What is that they say about best laid plans of mice and men…. ? 🙂

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi
Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi

Anyway, back to my recipe of the day, this simple yogurt-based dish is tangy, cooling and loaded with nutrition. It is one of the most delicious ways in which you can savour the Indian Gooseberry (called Amla in Hindi, Usirikaya in Telugu, and Nellikai in Tamil).

Amla is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C that you will ever find, and this year, much to my delight I am finding the fruit even as late as August; so here I am with the recipe for Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita that can be a delicious part of Onam Sadya.

How to Make Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi
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Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

I am presenting is recipe for Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita as a part of my Onam Sadya series. It is a great way to enjoy the Vitamin C-rich Indian Gooseberry.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Aruna
Ingredients
  • 6 Large Gooseberries, Amla, Usirikaya, Nellikai About 150 gms
  • 1 Cup Yogurt, Dahi, Thayir, Perugu
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Coconut I used coconut pieces
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • Salt to Taste
For Tempering
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Udad Dal
  • A Few Curry Leaves
Instructions
  1. Beat the yogurt. Set aside.

  2. Cut the amla into large pieces; discard the seed.

  3. Using a little water, grind together the amla pieces, coconut, salt, and green chillies to a fine paste. 

  4. Mix together the beaten yogurt and the amla paste.

Tempering the Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita
  1. Heat the coconut oil.

  2. Add the mustard seeds.

  3. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the udad dal and fry till it is golden brown.

  4. Add the curry leaves.

  5. Add the tempering to the Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita.

  6. Mix well.

 

Step-By-Step Method to Make Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita

  1. Mix the yogurt till it is smooth and set aside for later use.
  2. Now chop the gooseberry into large pieces and throw away the seed.
  3. Add the amla pieces, coconut, salt, and green chillies to the chutney grinder.
  4. Using a little water, grind into a smooth paste.
  5. Remove the ground paste into a small vessel and add the beaten yogurt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. In a ladle, heat the coconut oil.
  8. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  9. Next, add the udad dal and stir-fry till the dal turns golden brown.
  10. Take the tempering off the heat and add the curry leaves. Mix well.
  11. Now add this tempering to the Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita.

    Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita
    Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi | Amla Raita
  12. Mix well.
  13. Enjoy!
Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi
Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi

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