Amla (Gooseberry) Rice Recipe: A Fun Way to Incorporate Vitamin C into Your Diet

Also known as Nellikai Sadam or sirikaya pulihora in the southern part of India, it is basically a quick bowl of rice made from ground berries.

 Amla (Gooseberry) Rice Recipe: A Fun Way to Incorporate Vitamin C into Your Diet


The concept of amla reminds us of all that is healthy. It is one of the most cooked meals that our mothers and grandmothers will never stop filling in. Packed with nutrients, amla has been a part of traditional medicine since time immemorial and is considered to be great for skin, hair, immune system and overall health. 

According to nutritionists, it is loaded with vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants and more. In fact, a single amla extract may make up 46 percent of the daily dose of vitamin C. According to Food Historian KT Achaya's 'Historical Dictionary of Indian Food' on your skin and hair, amla means only beauty. "


Amla Health Benefits:

A rich source of vitamin C, amla is known to promote good health as well as for coughs, colds and various bacterial infections.

It is rich in antioxidants that help detoxify and regulate digestion and digestion. These factors continue to lead to weight loss.

Amla is also loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent the body from major free radicals.

It can help speed up the process of protein synthesis, providing energy kick in the body.

If you look around, you will find amla recipes that can be part of your daily diet. You can have it as black salt or a pinch of pick and murabba with it.


And if you are bored with the same recipes for amla, here we bring a meal that can add fruit rich in vitamin C to your diet in a very attractive way. It is called amla rice. Also known as Nellikai Sadam or sirikaya pulihora in the southern part of India, it is basically a quick bowl of rice made from ground berries. It also adds other basic spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves etc and provides a burst of flavors to your palate. Let's find out the recipe!


Here is the Amla Rice Recipe:

Ingredients:

4 amlas, ground

2 cups cooked rice

Half a teaspoon of mustard seed

1 whole red pepper

1 tablespoon peanuts

3-4 curry leaves

1-2 tablespoons of oil

Salt, to taste

Sugar, optional

1-2 tablespoons of refined oil


How to:

Heat the oil in a pan, fry the nuts and set aside.

Add the red pepper, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sauté until the mustard seeds burst.

Add the crushed amla, salt, turmeric (optional) and sugar (if desired) and cook it all together.

Add the rice and nuts and mix.

And a hearty dish of amla rice is ready to be served.

Enjoy your meal!

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