Nellikai thayir pachadi recipe | Amla Raita | Gooseberry raita

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How to make Nellikai thayir pachadi | Amla Raita | Gooseberry raita with step by step pics and video recipe. simple, healthy variation to the normal onion raita.

Gooseberry/ periya nellika known for its nutrients is one of the best source for vitamin C & Vitamin A acting as an antioxidant. I made this raita for the veg pulao and we all loved the combination.

nellikai thayir pachadi recipe

Very often, I make pachadi by grinding the amla with curd and green chilli. This time, i made a variation to it by just chopping it very finely and crushing it slightly with the knife. The raw flavor of amla in raita was good.

You can either grate the amla if you do not like the chunks or grind it with curd. I like the crushed chunks which gives a sour taste first and then a sweet tinge later.

nellikai raita recipe

Nellikai thayir pachadi recipe

Nellikai thayir pachadi recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 3 no Amla/gooseberry/periya nellikai
  • 3 scoops thick curd
  • salt to taste

For tempering

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 no ripe red chilli/green chilli chopped
  • 4-5 nos small onions finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Mix chopped amla, curd and salt in a bowl and keep it aside. 
  • Heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic chopped, ripe red chilli chopped and small onions chopped. 
  • Add a little salt for frying and fry until onions turn transparent. 
  • Pour the tempering into the amla curd mix. 
  • Mix well and serve fresh with biryani or pulao. 


How to make Amla raita

1.Finely chop Amla and crush it slightly with the knife or in mortar pestle. Take the chopped amla in a bowl and add thick curd to it.

amla raita recipe

2. add salt to taste and mix well.

amla raita recipe

3. In another pan, heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, chopped ripe chilies, chopped small onions. Add little salt for the onions. Fry until onions turn transparent.

amla raita recipe

4. Add the tadka to the raita and mix well. serve fresh!

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