Nellikkai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam:
We can consume Gooseberry directly as it contains numerous health benefits. Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C. If it is not preferred to have as such because of its tanginess, we have many recipes like nellikaai podi, thuvayal, rasam, juice, jam, raitha, etc…. I like to share this fantastic rasam recipe, actually, rasam is included in our south Indian regular menu for good digestion and to increases our appetite. Here no need to add tamarind or tomato, a complete taste of gooseberry enhances the taste of rasam,
Gooseberries enhance food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, is good for the skin, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens the eyes, improves muscle tone and it acts as an antioxidant. Gooseberries reduce blood sugar in the diabetic patients. It strengthens the heart muscles. It improves body resistance “.
Toor dal -1 tbsp cooked soft
Pepper corns-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chili-2 nos
Garlic- 3 pods
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-2 twig
Coriander leaves to garnish
Method to prepare:
1. Cook, cooked dal, turmeric powder and gooseberry for a whistle.
2.Grind pepper, cumin, coriander seeds and garlic with dry red chillies to a coarse powder.
3. Add pressure cooked gooseberry dal to the ground mixture.
4.Heat 2 tsp of oil temper it with above-given “To season” ingredients add hing and curry leaves.
6.Now add rasam and allow it to boil for a minute carefully, not for a long time.
7. Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves