Amla/Gooseberry/Nellikkai is the tiniest berry known to humans which is a store house of all possible nutrients.It is the most powerful rejuvenating agent known to mankind.Mom and grandmom makes amla juice,amla buttermilk,pickle,candies,murabba and this amla rice is my favourite. Amla is said to have 5 out of the 6 tastes. It is rich in Vitamin C and an AMLA a day will definitely keep you away from seasonal infections.I prefer this form of amla intake for babies than all the above. Let us see in detail about the benefits of this miracle fruit after checking out the recipe.
- Indian Gooseberry-3
- Peanut/Groundnut-1/4 cup
- Shallots-1/2 cup(chopped)
- Cooked rice-1 cup
- Green Chilly-3
- Oil-To cook
- Salt-To taste
- Mustard-1/4 tsp
- Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
- Channa dhal-1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves
1.Cook rice and fluff it up with a fork and set it aside.
2.Wash goose berries and grate it well.
3.Chop shallots and green chillies.
4.Heat a pan and dry roast the peanuts.
5.Cool them and peel the skin and set them aside.
6.In the same pan,add oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal,green chillies,channa dhal and curry leaves.
7.Now add the chopped shallots and saute well.
8.When they turn soft add the grated amla/gooseberry.
9.Saute till they turn non-sticky and add the roasted peanuts when you are about to switch off.
10.Mix them well and let it cool.
11.Add salt and the mixture to rice and mix well evenly.
12.Serve it with any deep fry.
Adjust green chillies as per your choice.
You can skip peanuts for babies.
Skip salt and green chilles for babies below one year.
Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to your baby.
This can be given from 6 months but do consider your family history of allergies and also consult your doctor.
This can be an excellent healthy option for lunch box menu and travel menu.
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Health benefits of Amla/Indian Gooseberry:
It is high in Vitamin C and it is known for improving immunity and helps you fight all infections.
It protects your liver ,heart and digestive system.
It is a very good laxative and it cures diarrhoea,gastric problems,burning sensation.
It improves protein metabolism.
Amla helps in nutrient absorption to a great extent.
It improves digestion as it has lot of fibres.
The Vitamin C content helps in absorption and assimilation of iron.
It improves appetite and aids in digestion too.
It regulates the urinary system.
Avoid amla if you are hypoglcemic