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Usirikaya Pachadi(Chutney with Goose berry)




Ingredients:

Indian goose berry/Usirikaya-100grms
Red chillies-50grms
Green chillies-50grms
Mustard seeds-1tbsp
Black gram-1tbsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Oil-3tbsp
Asafoetida-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Fresh Coriander leaves-fistful
Lemon Juice-2lemons
Salt-to taste

Procedure:

Wash and cut the fruit through its vertical stripes.
Heat oil in a kadai, fry goose berry pieces till they soften. Keep them aside and allow them cool.

Fry red and green chillies in the same kadai with a little oil. Put them also in a separate plate.


Indian goose berry is a tree that grows in India and Middle East. This fruit has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of year. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes. The taste of this fruit is sour, bitter and stringent. It is quite fibrous. It is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric powder to make the sour fruits palatable.

This purifies the blood and helps for the growth of new tissues. It develops good eyesight. It improves liver functioning. It is believed to improve the functions of heart and strengthen the lungs. This helps in lowering blood glucose levels, thus improving diabetes. It gives sheen to the skin. It improves our general health and makes our immune system strong. It relaxes muscles and improves sleep.

Tadka:

Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, black gram, fenugreek seeds and asafetida. Saute them till the black gram turns light brown.
Grind little portion of tadka, red and green chilies, gooseberry, coriander leaves and salt. Grind it to a coarse paste. We can add little water if necessary.

Mix this chutney with the leftover tadka and mix lemon juice. Mix it well.
This chutney can be stored for 15 days if we keep them refrigerator. This can be taken with hot rice and ghee.


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