Nellikai thayir pachadi/gooseberry raitha is a condiment that can be served with rice or roti. Below is a thayir pachadi recipe using gooseberry/nellikai. Gooseberries are rich in vitamin C and are also believed to have anti – aging properties (not sure how for this fact is true but still it is good for health).
PREP TIME: 2 Mins
COOKING TIME: 2 Mins
Nellikai/Gooseberry – 2 finely chopped
Green Chilli – 2
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Grated Coconut – 2 teaspoons
Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
Yogurt – 1 cup thick yogurt
Curry leaves – 1 sprig chopped
Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Oil – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – as per taste
STEP 1: Chop the nellikai, ginger and green chillies.
STEP 2: Heat little oil in a pan and add the chopped nellikai, ginger and green chillies. Toss them in the oil for a minute and transfer to a blender jar.
STEP 3: Add grated coconut, cumin seeds and salt. Add 1 teaspoon of water and grind to a fine paste.
STEP 4: Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Wait to splutter and pour over the nellikai mixture.
STEP 5: Transfer to a serving dish, add yogurt and mix well.
TIP: Raitha tastes good with any stuffed paratha, yogurt rice or even biryani. Instead of adding plain curd to white rice, you can mix the raitha with cooked rice and make the yogurt rice tasty.