Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Nellikai Thuvaiyal | Gooseberry Thuvaiyal | Thuvaiyal Recipe

Nellikai Thuvaiyal, a healthy and tasty thuvaiyal made from gooseberries. Today's recipe is from my mom's place. Amma made this thuvaiyal for our lunch yesterday along with puli kuzhambu,katti paruppu & siru kizhangu thuvaram. All i did was clicked and had this yummy meal. Amma told me about this thuvaiyal a long time ago, since it's hard to find  fresh gooseberry in US, i haven't tried on my own so far. So this is the first time i had this thuvaiyal and really liked it a lot. Best accompaniment for curd rice for sure !!! If you're looking for some healthy & tasty thuvaiyal, do give this a try, i'm sure that you won't be disappointed.

Nellikai Thuvaiyal | Gooseberry Thuvaiyal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes : 5 to 6 
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Gooseberry - 6
Red chili - 10 to 12
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Tamarind - 1/2 goose berry size
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Salt - to taste 
Sesame Oil - 1 tsp + 2 tsp

Wash the gooseberry and put it in the pressure cooker along with little water.Cook it for one whistle, let the pressure released by itself and then open the cooker, cut the gooseberry into four and remove the seed. Next heat a kadai with 1 tsp of oil and add the urad dal.Let the urad dal roast for one min, then add the red chili, tamarind, curry leaves,salt one by one and roast it till nice aroma comes from it.Then add the coconut and garlic, let them also roast till they are aromatic. Remove from flame and let it cool completely.First put the roasted ingredients into the mixie jar and grind into coarse paste, then add nellikai, if needed add water and grind into smooth paste.Heat the kadai with remaining oil, add the grounded thuvaiyal and saute it till it becomes non-sticky.That's it, Tasty and Healthy Nellikai Thuvaiyal is ready.
  • Depends on the tanginess of the nellikai, add more or less of tamarind.
  • Here i have used skinned & slitted urad dal for best flavor. But you can use whatever you have.
  • Sesame oil gives great flavor to the thuvaiyal.

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