Nellikkai Pachadi

This month's FIC theme is 'Favorite color'.I have already blogged about my favorite color-Black and also prepared a delicious dessert in that color.Now I don't want to repeat the same thing,so I thought of my next best and favorite color and I am here with a recipe...

White-symbol of purity , cleanliness, and innocence. Angels are typically depicted as wearing white.White is viewed as royalty in some cultures.Representing such a good color as a favorite and using my favorite ingredient,I am sending this Nellikkai Pachadi for this months FIC hosted by Swetha @ tasty curry leaves....

Gooseberry or Nellikkai is a fruit rich in Ascorbic acid .It is mainly use din making pickles,chutney or eaten as such.I have prepared a raita using this tangy fruit and it goes well with all rice varieties and also can be used as a dip.

You need:

Gooseberry -8 [I used small ones]
Coconut -2 tablespoons,grated
Coriander leaves -a few sprigs
Ginger -1 " piece chopped
Green chilli -2 chopped
Yoghurt / Curd - 1 bowl
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Oil-2 teaspoons
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Jeera-1 teaspoon
Urad dhal-1/2 a teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few

Remove the seeds from the gooseberry and chop roughly.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and put in the gooseberry pieces,coconut,green chillies and coriander leaves,ginger.
Saute on low flame for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Grind to a smooth paste adding very little water.
Beat the curd well with salt.
Put in the ground paste and mix well.
Heat oil and add the seasonings.
Wait till the mustard splutters,dhal turns brown and cury leaves turn crisp.
Pour over the curd mixture.
Mix well and serve.

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