Nellikai, amla or Indian gooseberry rice is healthy, delicious as well as easy to prepare rice. Made with the big variety amla. We always make neer nellikai, thayir pachadi with this one. Recently tried pickle with this nellikai and now, recently when I was chaating with my friend Suji, she told me she made nellikai sadam and I thought I too should try making rice and post it here too. Got some fresh amla in Mustafa and made it. I remember once I have tried making rice with arai nellikkai, but this is the first time I make it with periya nellikai. My MIL makes nellikkai thogayal by grinding nellikai with green chilli and tamarind. I thought I will try the same combo in rice but by grating the amla and replacing tamarind with lemon (idea adapted from Kamala’s corner). I loved this rice like any other variety rice and going to make often. On a different note, was very happy to see Rak’s kitchen topping the list in this infographic on ”Top 50 Food blogs In India”
I had it with keerai kootu and some fried vadam. You can have it with mix veg kootu also.