Friday, November 30, 2012

Gooseberry/Amla salad

This is simple yoghurt based salad,can be used as a dip for chicken fries and paratas or just serve as a salad for lunch or dinner.This is very healthy salad as it rich in vitamin C and very refreshing dip too. Gooseberry juice has a great strength to replenish your lost energy source.This small fruit amla/gooseberry has the same food value has two oranges,which is anti-scorbutic .It is also used to cure problems like, diabetes, cerebral gastro and cardiovascular illness, low libido and many more.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5mins
Total time: 10 mins
  • 5 Amla/avala
  • 2 cups Thick yoghurt
  • 2-3 Green chillies( finely chopped)
  • 2tsp olive /sunflower oil
  • 1/2tsp Mustard
  • 1 big pinch Hing/asafoetida
  • 1spring Curry leaves
  • 1/2tsp Sugar
  • 2 Dried red chillies( cut into pieces)
Cooking Directions
  1. Boil amla in enough water till soft.
  2. Now grate or finely chop amla and add it to beaten yoghurt along with finely chopped green chillies,salt and sugar.Mix it well
  3. Prepare tempering by heating oil in a pan,when it is hot add mustard,let it crackle,drop in red chillies,curry leaves and hing and pour this over yoghurt salad and serve
  4. You can use some freshly chopped coriander for garnishing .