Nellikkai sadham

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Nellikkai sadham or Gooseberry rice is a healthy rice that tastes good as any variety rice. Since gooseberry has lots of nutrition, it is better to add it in our regular diet in some form like rice or juice. Here comes the Nellikkai rice recipe.

Nellikkai sadham


      • 3 cup – Cooked rice
      • 3 nos – Gooseberry / nellikkaai / Amla (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Green chillies (as needed)
      • 1 tbsp – Split black gram powder / Ulunthu podi (dry roast split black gram and powder it )
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1 tbsp – Sesame oil
      • Salt as needed

Nellikkai sadham process

Nellikkai sadham

Preparation method:

  1. Heat sesame oil in a pan, season it with cumin seeds, let it splutter. Add chopped gooseberry and saute for 4 or 5 mins or until nicely fried.
  2. Add onion, green chillies along with salt, turmeric powder and saute until slightly golden brown.
  3. Now add cooked rice and split black gram powder, mix everything well. Sprinkle little water and cover with lid, cook until well cooked.
  4. Gooseberry rice is ready to serve. Serve hot with raita and papad.

Nellikkai sadham


  • Usage of sesame oil is best for this rice and it improves the taste.


  1. Nice flavorful rice and healthy one too...

  2. Super tangy rice. Neat present too ..Love Nellikkai in any form..

  3. wow This rice will be really tangy sour....nice post santhi...


  4. rich in Vitamin C.. Love this rice.. This is easiet way to get kids to eat Nellikkai

  5. Lovely rice... Will try definitely...

  6. different and interesting rice. looks very tempting!!

  7. looks so delicious and you make it looks so simple :)

  8. Tonguetickling healthy rice, inviting.


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