135. My favourite gooseberry

We all know that gooseberry is rich in vitamin C. For controlling cholestrol and diabetes, we use it in our daily life. I will share some recipes I know using gooseberry.

Gooseberry pickle is very common in India.

Ingredients needed :

gooseberry(small or big) – 1cup

gingerly oil – 1 tbs

mustard – 1/2 tsp

fenugreek seed powder – 1/2 tsp

red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation :

 After washing gooseberry, we can cut into small pieces or use as it is. In a kadai put one tsp of gingerly oil and add  mustard. When it splutters, put  asafoetida and gooseberries. We can switch off the stove and add other ingredients such as  salt,  red chilly powder,  turmeric powder and  fenugreek seed powder. We have to mix everything well. That’s all.  Gooseberry pickle is ready.  

  Next one is gooseberry rice.

Ingredients needed :

basmathi rice – 1 cup

channa dal – 1/2 tsp

urud dal – 1/2 tsp

green chilly – 2

red chilly – 2

cooking oil – 1/2 tsp

gooseberry(chopped) – 1/2 cup

turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

salt – 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation :

For preparing gooseberry rice, we have to prepare rice using basmati rice. In a kadai, in 1 tsp of oil, we have to temper using mustard, channa dal, urud dal, ginger pieces, green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves. Then, we have to add chopped gooseberries, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for 5 minutes and add cooked basmati rice. Mix well. The tasty gooseberry rice is ready.

Next item is tasty  gooseberry chutney.

Ingredients needed :

gooseberry – 1/2 cup

mustard – 1/2 tsp

urud dal – 1/2 tsp

asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

salt – 1/2 tsp

fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp

curry leaves – one small bunch

cooking oil – 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation :

Simply grind chopped gooseberries with salt and green chillies. Then, temper with mustard, urud dal, asafoetida, fenugreek powder and curry leaves in  oil.   If we put this chutney in 1/2 cup of curd, gooseberry pachadi is ready.

Shall we see how to prepare gooseberry juice.

Ingredients needed :

gooseberry – 1/2 cup

salt – 1/2 tsp

sugar – 2 tsp

Method of preparation :

By chopping gooseberries and grinding with a pinch of salt and sugar we can prepare gooseberry juice which we can drink as it is and also good for health.

Apart from everything, I add chopped gooseberry in sambar, rasam and upma to add taste. Pl try.

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