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Usirikaya pulihora, Nelikai Chitranna, Nellikai Sadam, Amla Rice, Gooseberry rice , How to prepare Amla Rice(Pulihora)

Nov-23-2018
Aruna Saraschandra
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
Serves
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ABOUT Usirikaya pulihora, Nelikai Chitranna, Nellikai Sadam, Amla Rice, Gooseberry rice , How to prepare Amla Rice(Pulihora) RECIPE

Usirikaya in telugu is also known as Nellikai in kannada and Tamil, Gosseberry in English, Amla in hindi. Having any food prepared with Amla is very healthy. My MIL prepare 'Usirikaya niluva pachadi' in this season.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Basic recipe
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Usirikaya/amla -5 (medium size)
  2. rice - 1 bowl
  3. Ground nuts - 2tsp
  4. cashew nuts - 5
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  7. Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  8. Chana dal- 1/2 tsp
  9. oil - 4 tsp
  10. Green chillies - 4
  11. Red Chillies - 2
  12. ginger - 1tsp
  13. hing - 1/4 tsp
  14. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  15. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  16. coriander leaves - 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Keep cooked rice ready.
  2. Clean amla's with water and tap it with dry cloth. 
  3. Cut the amlas into pieces by removing seed.
  4. Take a mixer jar add chopped amla pieces and 1 green chilli.
  5. Blend it to smooth mix  without adding water. You can also grate amla instead of blending.
  6. Now take a pan add 3 - 4 tsp of oil  let it heat for a second. Add mustard seeds once it start splutters add cumin seeds ground nuts, channa and urad dal. Fry till dal and nuts changes to golden brown color.
  7. Now add cashew nuts  (as it fry easily adding at last).
  8. Add green chillies, chopped ginger fry it once then add red chillies, curry leaves fry & hing one after other fry it well.
  9. Add smoothly blended amla to the above along with with turmeric powder and salt. Saute everything well. Close the lid for 2-3 minutes and cook on low flames.
  10. Finally add the above prepared pulihora paste in rice, saute it well. Take the above usirikaya pulihora/amla rice in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves. 
  11. Take the above usirikaya pulihora/amla rice in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.   We can have this nellikkai chitranna with appalam(Pappads) and majjiga mirapakayalu(dahi mirchi).

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Maithili Iyer
Nov-27-2018
Maithili Iyer   Nov-27-2018

Nice one.

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