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By Latha on January 25th, 2017

nellikai chitranna or amla rice

Nellikai chitranna or amla rice recipe explained with step by step pictures. Nellikayi chitranna or nellikai chitranna is very tasty and healthy rice recipe. It is very easy to prepare this nellikai chitranna or gooseberry rice.

You can find few more chitranna recipes like no-onion chitranna recipe, mavinakayi chitranna and avalakki chitranna.

Nellikai or Indian gooseberry is very good for health. It is packed with Vitamin C and it has numerous health benefits. If you are looking for more nellikai or amla recipes then do check my nellikai uppinakayi or gooseberry pickle, nellikai thokku or dry chutney and nellikai chutneyrecipes.

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Nellikai chitranna recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup rice (sona masoori)
  2. 3 big gooseberry or amla or nellikai
  3. 1 big onion
  4. 1/4 cup grated coconut
  5. 1 - 2 green chili
  6. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  7. 2 tbsp groundnut / peanut
  8. 1 tsp urad dal
  9. 1 tsp chana dal / bengal gram dal
  10. 1 tsp salt (or as per your taste)
  11. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  12. 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  13. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  14. 4 tbsp oil

Instructions for making nellikai chitranna:

  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside. Rice should be cooked well but not mushy.
  2. Now to begin with let us prepare tempering for the nellikai chitranna. Take 4 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan and heat it under medium flame. At first add in ground nuts and fry until they start crackling.ground nut for nellikai chitranna or amla rice
  3. When the groundnuts crackles, add in mustard seeds, gram dal and urad dal. Fry until mustard seed splutters. tempering for nellikai chitranna or amla rice
  4. Add in finely chopped onion, slit green chili and curry leaves. Fry until onions are soft.onion, green chili and curry leaves for nellikai chitranna or amla rice
  5. Add in grated coconut, grated nellikai (gooseberry), turmeric and mix well. Switch off the stove.rated coconut and gooseberry for nellikai chitranna or amla rice
  6. Add in the cooked rice, salt and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well using a flat spatula, serve and enjoy.adding rice for nellikai chitranna or amla rice

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