Nellikai Thayir Pachadi – Gooseberry thayir pachadi – Tangy yogurt recipe

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).

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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.

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