A lite, mild, medicinal and soothing condiment where every flavour tells a story
A dish full of flavours and wellness, a dish that is South Indian cuisine's ancient legacy, a dish really simple, delicious, and nutritious, a dish that is the most comforting. This Nellikai Gojju is a sweet and sour legendary dish traditional , popular and unique to the state of Karnataka especially Udupi – Mangalore & Malnad region. Nillekai Gojju are not spicy, greasy or heavy. Instead, they are lite, mild, medicinal and soothing. Nillekai Gojju is also cooling and detoxing food. It’s a perfect summer food as it helps in keeping your body cool and aids digestion.
All the goodness in this entree comes from the Indian Gooseberries aka Amla. Amla or Indian gooseberry has an intense tangy-taste which has to be balanced with other spices when we cook it. In this recipe, the crisp gooseberries have to be steam or pressure cooked in order to turn them soft and pulpy.
We all know how beneficial Amla is since it is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin E and is an excellent remedy for diarrhea, indigestion, and is an immune booster. Amla is also excellent for hair. There are two types of Amla. The huge one has a tangy aftertaste with a hint of bitterness.
The smaller version, however, is quite sour. There are several ways to incorporate amla into your diet, including amla rice, amla thokku, amla murabba, and amla chutney.
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Yes, it is indigenous to India, which explains why it has an Indian first name. Well, the amla is connected to a lot of historical events. It is a tenet of Indian tradition. According to one narrative, tears started to come out of Vishnu's eyes when Brahma became immersed in his meditation. When Vishnu's tears fell to the ground, it is believed that the amla tree sprouted.
For gojju powder dry roast and grind the following:
Enjoy the flavoursome Nellikkai Gojju with steaming hot rice as a main course or relish it as a side dish with your meal. As it is said- A Amla a day keeps the whole hospital away. So, indulge in the richness of this dish without worrying about health. These are one of the easiest rice accompaniments that can be prepared in a jiffy.