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Gooseberry raita/ Dried Amla raita/ Nelli mullu pachadi

dried amla pachadiIngredients
Nelli mullu ( sundried gooseberry ) – 20 pieces

Coconut ( grated ) – 1/4 cup

Green chilli – 1 nos

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – a few

Curd – 1 cup

Mustard – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Salt – if needed

Oil – as needed


1.Soak nelli mullu in ¼ cup of water and place it in Another vessel of boiling  water.

2. Now amla is soft. Grind them with coconut, chilli, cumin, curry leaves to a coarse paste.

3. Beat the curd in a bowl.

4. Add nelli mullu paste to curd and mix well.

5. Heat oil in a small frying pan.

6. Add mustard, asafoetida and when mustard splutters, add to the curd and mix well.
This is usually prepared on dwadasis. Especially after vaikunta ekadasi, when people fast the whole day.It is said to be good for the stomach on hot summers. Similarly, dried mangoes can also be used.

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