Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla
When summer approaches it is time for exams and the ensuing vacation. Likewise many new arrivals also come as ingredients into kitchen. The ingredients which come during or on the beginning of summer are Baby Mango or Maavadu, Neem flowers, Nellikai (Amla), etc.
Recently when my mother went to our native place. She brought huge quantity of Nellikai from our native house at Chettinad in Sivagangai district. There we have huge NelliMaram which is about 10 years old. This year it has produced numerous fruits and almost all are in good ripe fruit stage. My mother brought them to me at Chennai.
Last year Pudhiya Thalaimurai TV channel came and ask me to do two recipes in nellikkai. I did nellikkai thuvaiyal and nellikkai pachadi. At the end of this recipe i attach the video.
Though Amla is considered nutritious many find it difficult to consume them especially when it is unripe. It is very sour and no one can take more than one or two. Today we will see some easy, useful and tasty recipes out of this Nellikai.
Already we have seen Maavadu Pickles and soon we will see some more recipes in Neem flower too –Veppam Poo.
Coming to Nellikai we will see five recipes which are suitable for the ensuing summer.
1. Nellikai Syrup – Amla Juice
2. Nellikai Halwa or Jam
3. Nellikai Thokku
4. Nellikkai Thuvaiyal
5. Nellikkai Pachadi                                                                                                                                            
All these five are easy to make nice to taste and highly nutritious. You can make these compulsory to your family members so that the summer will not bother much and you can leave the choice to them to choose from the above five according to their taste buds.
Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla

Nellikkai Thuvaiyal Ingredients:
Nellikkai -  3
Greenchilly -  3
Coconut -  4 tablespoon
Turmericpowder -  ¼ teaspoon
Salt -  As required
Gingellyoil -  1 teaspoon
Mustard -  ¼ teaspoon
Urad dal -  ¼ teaspoon
Asafoetida -  2 pinch



Nellikkai Thuvaiyal Method:
Cook Nellikkai in water.
Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla

Then remove the seed of Nellikkai.
Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla

Heat  oil  in  a  pan  add  mustard, urad  dal , asafoetida, green chilly, coconut  and  sauté  for  few  minutes.  Then  add  Nellikkai ,  salt  and  sauté  for  few  more  minutes.
Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla

Allow it to cool.  Grind it in the mixie.  Serve with idli, dosa or Chapati.

Nellikkai Thuvaiyal /Gooseberry Chutney / Amla

Note:
Cook nellikkai in steam also.
This time i did not add turmeric powder.


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