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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Nellikai thayir pachadi recipe (gooseberry recipe)
Nellikkai thayir pachadi is one of my favorites. Mom makes this both like this way and with dried nellikkai/ Amla (gooseberry). When ever amla season comes, she buys fresh and sun dries it, which can be stored at shelf though out the year. It can be used when ever we want by soaking it in hot water for a while. She even powders coarsely and gives me, so that it will get soaked soon. I love that version better, but since I ran out of it, I am posting this method. Sure will update that another time when I get it. This is also equally tasty and a healthy recipe to include in our diet in summer. I always appreciate the way our recipes/ cooking includes all the things that are good for our body/ health in our day to day cooking. Right from mustard, asafoetida, each and every ingredient plays its role. Like wise, nellikkai too is a body coolant and has many other health benefits. Do include it when ever you find it in the market for your well being!

Nellikai thayir pachachi recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 2 mins    Serves: 4


Nellikkai/ Amla (big variety) - 4 - 5

Grated coconut - 4 tblsp

Asafoetida - 2 piches

Green chilli - 4

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 3 piches

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Wash amla and slice the sides to get rid of the seed in the middle. Place the grated coconut, amla, green chillies in the mixer.
  2. 1-nellikkai
  3. Grind it with little water to a paste. In a mixing bowl, beat the curd and add salt, ground mix and mix together.
  4. 2-nellikai
  5. Add asafoetida and temper with the items given under ‘to temper’ table. Mix well.
  6. 3-nellikkai


    • According to the saline (thuvarpu), adjust the curd and coconut to balance it.
    • Adding asafoetida both while tempering and while mixing adds a great flavour.
    • Use thick curd and beat it before mixing.
    • As nellikkai is said to be coolant, avoid having it at the night.

Serve as a side dish for sambar sadam or even mix it with rice and ghee and have it as such. It tastes great!

nellikkai thayir pachadi recipe

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  1. Delicious....my mother use to make it....curd is not mentioned.

  2. I love Nellikai too and have a big bottle of salted nellikai in my pantry.We make a chutney with it using garlic and it tastes great with rice.I am going to try your recipe with my salted nellikai.

  3. Raks same pinch My next post was suppose to be the goosberry pachadi ! :) i never expect this twist :) lovely photos :)

  4. sounds new to me...
    looks healthy and delicious :)

  5. I make something similar with maavadu/ vadamaangai ,...tastes same...goes well with poricha kootu...looks yumm with nellikai...will try..

  6. Saw the same method in one of the tv cookery show.... From that time, thinking to do.... Urs looks great...

  7. Looks great, I too posted pachadi.

  8. I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply amazing and perfect.. Truly delicious :)

  9. Tasty chutney filled with goodness of nellikka.Nice click too.

  10. The best way to condition your hair as well as purify blood :-) nice clicks..

  11. The best way to condition your hair n purify blood.. :-) nice clicks..

  12. so yummy.. I do similar one too

  13. Wow! you have my fav fresh goose berries in your recipe. Have not seen them in a while. My amma makes them every month after a day of fasting.

  14. Love love this pachadi, even my mom makes this pachadi quite often,missing this much fresh amla here.

  15. Looks fab ....so yum and beautiful

  16. Healthy raita, interesting recipe

  17. Gooseberry pachadi looks fabulous dear. Can use it a healthy dip.

    today's post:

  18. It tasted yum when i had it at ur place long back. will give a try soon

  19. Wow, that looks awesome and great tangy chutney.

  20. That is cool,healthy,tasty dish,thanks for the recipe
    will try it..

  21. That is cool,healthy,tasty dish,thanks for the recipe
    will try it..

  22. Today I tried & Came out very well...

  23. Tried it today. Came out very well... Thank u


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