Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nellikai Tambli

2-3 fresh/frozen/dried Nellikai [Gooseberry]
1/2cup fresh/frozen shredded Coconut
1-2cup Buttermilk
1 Green chilly
Salt to taste

1tsp Ghee/Butter
2 cloves Garlic (optional)
1/4tsp Mustard seed
1 Red chilly
3 to 4 Curry leaves

  • If it is a fresh/frozen nellikai then remove the seeds; if dried, then place it in hot water for couple of mins; so that it becomes soft.
  • Grind nellikai, green chilly and salt to smooth paste with sufficient water {If coconut is frozen; use hot water}
  • Add buttermilk to the paste
  • Heat a pan with ghee/butter; add garlic; then mustard, red chilly. When mustard starts to splutter; add curry leaves
  • Add garlic seasoning to the solution
Nutrition Facts of Gooseberry -
(for source/detailed information; click on the vegetable name)
  • Very good source of vitamin C
  • Due to its strong, cooling and laxative properties it has been widely used in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery. It also prevents infection due to the antibacterial and astringent attributes present in it. It has been widely used for treatment of leucorrhea and atherosclerosis. In India, consuming gooseberry is considered the best antidote against aging-related disorders. (for more info: Indian Gooseberry The Complete Health Tonic)

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