|1 Green Chilli|
|2" Piece Ginger|
|1, Chopped Tomato|
|2 Tablespoon Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)|
|2 Teaspoon Peppercorns|
|1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds|
|a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)|
|To Taste Salt|
|0.25 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder|
|Few Coriander Leaves|
|2 Teaspoon Ghee (Clarified butter)|
|1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds|
|1, broken Red Chili|
|Few Curry Leaves|
a good way to get Vitamin C in your daily diet
Nellikai Rasam | Amla Rasam | Gooseberry Rasam, a healthy, mildly spicy and tangy treat for our taste buds. Nellikai (Amla / Gooseberry) is so healthy and nutrition rich. In this tasty rasam, Nellikai (Amla / Gooseberry) are cooked along with tomato, pepper-cumin and other Indian spices, making this rasam simply superb. Doing Tomato Rasam and also sometimes lemon rasam is conventional for many of us. But sometimes we get bored of the regular food. Thats when our innovation and discovery skills gets freshen up.
My elder daughter loves rasam and hence I would make many different version of rasam like Brinjal rasam, Drumstick rasam, onion rasam and also some of the healthier rasam like Kandanthipili rasam, pepper rasam etc. You can see my collection of Rasam Varieties in this link. Like Kandanthipili rasam which is very good in curing body ache, pepper rasam in curing cold/congestion, this Nellikai (Goosebery/Amla) rasam is a healthy variation to the regular rasam.
Gooseberry has lots of medicinal values in it. For maintaining blackness of hair, volume of hair our elders advice us to include Amla in our daily diet. The moment we think about gooseberry our tongue starts to drool. I used to bite raw gooseberry, though initially we feel the tanginess, and later if we sip water, the after taste of gooseberry would be so sweet. Conventionally Gooseberry pickle is one of the traditional pickle variety. We can make spicy or sour version of the gooseberry pickle. Also Nellikai pachadi is also one of the traditional food which is served with Poricha Kuzhambu.
With the natural tanginess of the gooseberry, we don’t need tamarind for this rasam. Gooseberry are de-seeded and ground along with green chili and ginger and then cooked with tomato along with pepper-cumin powder to make this mouth-watering Nellikai Rasam. Now lets see the video version of making this rasam!