Feb 17, 2014

Gooseberry Rice Recipe / Nellikai Sadam Recipe / Amla Rice Recipe / Usirikai Annam Recipe

Gooseberry rice is a new type of mixed rice which you dont do often. The taste of this would be similar to lemon rice..But has a lovely taste of the gooseberry. I love variety rices, you can check out my rice recipes right here, i have quite a few of them. So try this and let me know how it turned out for you.

Preparation Time : 20 mins (includes cooking rice)
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves : 2


Rice (Cooked ) - 2 cups
Gooseberry / Nellikai - 3 large grated
Coconut - 1 tblspn grated
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu -  1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 2 tblspn
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu -  1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in all the seasoning ingredients and let it sizzle for 2 mins on a low heat.

Now add in gooseberry and coconut. Toss well in the seasoning.

Add in salt and sugar as well..Mix well.

Now add in the cooked rice and mix well. Fry the rice in the masala till it heats through.

Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Cooked Rice

Seasoning Ingrediants

I also grated gooseberry and coconut

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in all the seasoning ingredients

fry it for few seconds

Add in grated gooseberry and coconut

saute for few mins

Add in salt and sugar

mix well

this is the intense masala

Add in cooked rice

toss well



  1. amla & rice? interesting combo Arti.. u always come up with varieties

  2. Delicious and healthy looking gooseberry rice.

  3. Hello Arthi,
    Saw your recipe for the gooseberry rice - so unique! Want to try it soon. Please let me know the reason for adding Sugar along with the salt.

  4. @SueSugar balances the sharpness from the gooseberry

  5. Easy, healthy and tasty food.
    Thanks Aarthi.


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