Gooseberry Rice (Nellikai Sadam)

My Father used to tell me to give gooseberry to the kids everyday. I tried to give them as plain or just plain cooked or honey candy even as pickle. They didn't like it. I started eating raw one (one per day) for the past 1 month. Since kids love lemon rice I decided to replace lemon with Gooseberry try out this rice. They got addicted to it :-)


Cooked Rice – 1 cups ( I used White Bastmati)
Gooseberry (small size) – 15

Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoonGreen Chillies – 4
Curry Leaves – few
Oil – 3 teaspoons
Mustard – ½ teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 teaspoon
Almond - 1 Tablespoon

Salt as required
Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon

Add Turmeric powder to cooked rice when it is still hot add keep it aside
Remove the seed from Gooseberry and cut as finely as possible.
Chop green chillies into two
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. 
When it pops up add Bengal gram dhal and Urad dhal and fry till it turn light brown. Add green chillies, curry leaves.
Add cut gooseberry. Fry till gooseberry becomes soft. Add salt  and remove it from fire
Mash well with the hand.
Set the fire again and when the Gooseberry is hot add cooked rice and mix it well. 
Before removing add Chopped Coriander leaves