Gooseberry Rice (Nellikai Sadam)

This Nellikai Sadam or gooseberry rice can be served with any kootu.

Gooseberry Rice (Nellikai Sadam)

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: RiceCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This Nellikai Sadam or gooseberry rice can be served with any kootu.


  • Cooked Rice – 2 cups

  • Gooseberry – 2 to 3

  • Green Chillies – 2

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice – few drops

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Finely grate the gooseberry or cut it into small pieces and grind it coarsely.
  • Chop green chillies.
  • In a frying pan add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add Bengal gram dhal and Urad dhal and fry till it turn light brown.
  • Add green chillies, curry leaves and grated gooseberry. Fry for two to three minutes in low heat.
  • Add salt and the cooked rice and mix it well.
  • Before removing add few drops lemon juice and stir it once again.
  • Serve this rice with any kootu.


  • If you want little spicy rice, then you can grind green chillies along with gooseberry.


  1. Rice packed with Vitamin C. Healthy n delicious one.

  2. Rajalakshmi

    want to know how to make gooseberry pachady without coconut. pls send the receipe.

    Thank u

  3. really its super…me and my brother liked it really….

  4. Meenakshi

    I tried this and it came out very well. I added even coconut along with the other ingredients mentioned above. Thanks for sharing this

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