Rice -1 cup
Small gooseberries- 15
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as required
Green chillies -7-8
Oil -2 Tblsps
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal (black gram dal) -1 tsp
Chana dal (bengal gram dal) 1 tsp
Broken cashewnuts -1 Tblsp
Curry leaves - few
1. Cook rice and allow it to cool.
2.Remove seeds from gooseberry and cut as finely as possible.
3.Cut few green chillies into two.
4.Grind rest of the chillies with a dash of salt.
5.Take a kadai pour oil and add the seasonings and fry till golden brown.
6. Add green chillies and the gooseberries.
7. Cook till the goose berries become soft
8.Add the turmeric powder and salt and mix .
9.Now add the ground chiilies paste and mix thoroughly.
10.Now remove from fire.
11.When it cools down mix the cooked gooseberry with rice.
12. Garnish with coriander leaves, fry cashew nuts in a little ghee and top it on the rice.
Now the nellikai sadam (amla / gooseberry rice ) is ready to be eaten.