Nellikkai Rasam / Goose berry Rasam

Nellikkai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam:

We can consume Gooseberry directly as it contain 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, complete taste of gooseberry enhances the taste of rasam,

Gooseberries enhances 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 reduces blood sugar in diabetic patient. It strengthens heart muscles. It improves body resistance “.

Nellikkai Rasam / Gooseber
Nellikkai Rasam / Gooseberry rasam


Gooseberry-3 nos

Toor dal -1 tbsp cooked soft

Salt-1 tsp

Pepper corns-1 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds-1 tsp

Hing-1/4 tsp

Dry red chilli-2 nos

Garlic- 3 pods


To season:

Oil-2 tsp

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