Sunday, April 11, 2010


நெல்லிக்காய் சாதம்:

This is the most nutritious rice. And it is a very simple one. Mild potato fry would be a suitable side dish.


Rice cooked with salt- 3 to 4 cups
Gooseberry [big] -12
Curry leaves- 2 arc
Shredded coconut- half cup
Lime juice- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Black gram- 1 tsp
Chopped coriander-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Asafetida powder- 1 tsp


Shred the gooseberries finely.
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the black gram and the asafetida.
Fry for a second.
Then add the curry leaves and the shredded gooosberies.
Fry on slow fire until the gooseberry is cooked softly.
Add a little salt and again fry for a few seconds.
Add the coriander leaves and the coconut and mix well.
Add the rice and cook on slow fire mixing continuously for a few seconds.
Add the lime juice and mix well.


  1. Very healthy Gooseberry Rice...This time my mother-in-law told about making this rice...But I never got a chance to try...I got frozen gooseberries from the market this weekend...Saw your recipe...Sure do try this recipe soon...Thanks.

  2. நெல்லிக்காயில் சாதம் இதுவரை செய்ததில்லை.பார்க்கும் போதே சாப்பிடத்தோனுது அம்மா...

  3. Mano akka, never heard about Gooseberry rice. Looking very tasty.

  4. Dear Geetha!

    Thanks for the nice feedback! I do not know whether frozen gooseberries would give the same delicious taste as the fresh gooseberries would give. Anyhow, try this and give yr feedback.

  5. அன்பு மேனகா!

    நெல்லிக்காய் சாதம் சுவையில் சிறிது எலுமிச்சை சாதம் மாதிரி இருக்கும், ஆனால் இன்னும் சுவை அதிகமாக இருக்கும். அதோடு, உடலுக்கு மிக மிக நல்லதும்கூட!

  6. Yes, Vanathy! It is very tasty.
    Thanks a lot for the feedback!

  7. நெல்லிக்காய் என்றாலே ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ் ந்னு இருக்கும் அதுவும் நெல்லிக்காய் சாதம் சப்பு கொட்ட வைக்கிறது. நானும் இதுவரை செய்ததில்லை

  8. ஜலீலா!

    நெல்லிக்காய் சாதம் ரொம்பவும் சுவையாக இருக்கும். செய்து பாருங்கள்!

  9. Nice healthy vitamin rice. Next time definetly I will try. I like pickle& thokku, chutney. But next time I will try this rice, Looks yummy.

  10. Thank you very much for the nice feedback viji!

  11. First time here from Geetha's blog.. the gooseberry rice looks very to try this..Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe..I'm following you so that I don't have to miss any of your wonderful recipes..

    If you get time plz do drop on at my blog too..

  12. Dear Nithu Bala!

    Thanks a lot for yr nice feedback. I will definitely follow yr blog soon!

  13. mano akka,i saw gooseberry in the market,but i missed to time surely i will try.very nice.

  14. Dear Asia!

    Welcome back! This rice is a tasty one. Try this and give em yr feedback!

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