Nellikai Rasam | Amla / Indian Gooseberry rasam

Nellikai rasam is sure a nutritious rasam with the goodness of amla also known as Indian gooseberry. I was totally surprised by it’s taste, check it out. When nellikai is in season, or you want to include in your diet in various ways, try it out. Looking for more nellikai recipes? Check out this nellikai... Read More The post Nellikai Rasam | Amla / Indian Gooseberry rasam appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Nellikai Rasam | Amla / Indian Gooseberry rasam

Nellikai rasam is sure a nutritious rasam with the goodness of amla also known as Indian gooseberry. I was totally surprised by it’s taste, check it out.

When nellikai is in season, or you want to include in your diet in various ways, try it out.

Looking for more nellikai recipes? Check out this nellikai juice recipe, nellikai thayir pachadi recipe and nellikai sadam recipe.

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Ingredients

With ingredients in your pantry, easily.

ingredients for nellikai rasam
  • Nellikkai (Indian gooseberry or Amla), De seeded, chopped roughly.
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin seeds
  • Garlic
  • Green chilli
  • Cooked toor dal/ Dal water

See recipe card for quantities.

Substitutions

Here are some suggested substitutions in case you are looking for

  • Garlic – If you want to make this satvik, you can skip garlic and use ginger instead.
  • Green chilli – Skip it and just use 3-4 spicy red chilli while tempering.
  • Toor dal – Toor dal water or cooked toor dal diluted with water is used in this recipe. If in case you don’t have, feel free to skip it.
  • Ghee – Use sesame oil if you want to make it vegan.
nellikai rasam
How to make nellikai rasam

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Variations

This recipe is as such pretty straight forward and turns out perfect. But you can adapt your own method of making rasam and just omit tamarind in the recipe.

Because the tangy and astringent taste in Nellikai is enough. Not even tomato is needed in this recipe.

  • Spicy – Depending on chilli variety, nature of nellikai, how spicy you want, you can increase or decrease chilli number. Or increase black pepper to 1 tablespoon

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Top tip

For perfect flavor, pepper, cumin and garlic should be ground coarsely. Never grind it too much, as the flavor will be totally different and over powering!

Do not let the rasam boil, let it begin to boil and switch off stove. If it boils, the taste will differ and have too strong garlic flavor.

I use my Panasonic mixie (Affiliate link)

Storage

Suggest to finish off the rasam within a day (you can have it as a drink if there is some leftover)

I have not tried storing the leftover rasam, so not sure about it.

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Nellikai rasam recipe

Nellikai rasam is sure a nutritious rasam with the goodness of amla also known as Indian gooseberry. I was totally surprised by it’s taste, check it out.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3

Equipments (Amazon Affiliate links)

  • Blender or mixie

Ingredients

  • 4 Nellikkai Indian gooseberry or Amla
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 10 Garlic flakes
  • ¼ cup Toor dal Measured as cooked dal
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • Salt

To temper

  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
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Instructions

  • Get the ingredients needed ready firstly. Note that we need cooked toor dal or dal water for the rasam ready.
  • Take chopped nellikai in a mixie and blend well with ½ cup water.
  • Add black pepper, cumin seeds and garlic to it.
  • Use pulse option in the mixie to give 2-3 runs. Do not powder it too fine as flavor will be strong.
  • Take the ground mixture in a vessel and add 2 & ½ cups water to it.
  • Add turmeric, asafoetida and mix well. Switch on the stove.
  • Add required salt, dal with more water to adjust consistency.
  • Let it just come to boil and frothy. Switch off stove immediately.
  • Temper with ghee and ingredients given under ‘To temper’.
  • Add it to rasam.
  • Garnish with lots of coriander leaves and close the lid.

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Notes

  • For perfect flavor, pepper, cumin and garlic should be ground coarsely. Never grind it too much, as the flavor will be totally different and over powering!
  • Do not let the rasam boil, let it begin to boil and switch off stove. If it boils, the taste will differ and have too strong garlic flavor.
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Instructions

1. Get the ingredients needed ready firstly. Note that we need cooked toor dal or dal water for the rasam ready.

Take chopped nellikai in a mixie and blend well with ½ cup water.

nellikai in blender

2. Add black pepper, cumin seeds and garlic to it.

add pepper, garlic, cumin

3. Use pulse option in the mixie to give 2-3 runs. Do not powder it too fine as flavor will be strong.

coarse ground rasam masala

4. Take the ground mixture in a vessel and add 2 & ½ cups water to it.

start nellikai rasam making

5. Add turmeric, asafoetida and mix well. Switch on the stove.

add turmeric and asafoetida

6. Add required with more water to adjust consistency.

dal

7. Then add salt to it.

8. Mix well.

mix nellikai rasam

9. Let it just come to boil and frothy. Switch off stove immediately.

boil

10. Temper with ghee and ingredients given under ‘To temper’.

tempering nellikai rasam

11. Add it to rasam.

add tempering to rasam

12. Garnish with lots of coriander leaves and close the lid.

rasam ready

Serve with appalam and vegetable side dish like poriyal or curry. We had it with carrot beans poriyal.

nellikai rasam | Amla rasam
Nellikai rasam | Indian gooseberry or Amla rasam

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Cauliflower Tots

I LOVE tater tots. They are the perfect size and taste but they aren’t exactly the healthiest. These cauliflower tots not only give them a run for their money but they are made from a vegetable and they are BAKED instead of fried! They are already winning! Cauliflower tots have the same texture and consistency as a tater tot. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. But what sets these apart is the flavor!!

Using different cheeses, onions, garlic, and some salt and pepper, these cauliflower tots have the most incredible taste!! The flavor is fantastic and it makes it so that you can easily dip them in just about anything. These make a fantastic side dish to any burgers or chicken! Or, you could use them as an appetizer at a party! Whip them up and make a few extra for yourself to snack on. You’ll be so glad that you did!

Ingredients You Need to Make Cauliflower Tots

As long as you have some cauliflower, you’ll probably already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen! They are simple yet insanely delicious! See the recipe card below for a list of exact ingredient measurements.

  • Riced cauliflower: If you are using regular cauliflower instead, follow the instructions on the recipe card on how to prepare it!
  • Egg: This will bind all of your ingredients together so that you can form it into a tater tot shape!
  • Cheddar cheese: You can shred it from a block or use pre-shredded cheese!
  • Parmesan Cheese: This adds in a depth of flavor when it’s mixed with the cheddar cheese.
  • Flour: I used all purpose flour in this recipe.
  • Onion: Grate the onion up so that the pieces are nice and thin.
  • Garlic clove: If you don’t have any fresh cloves on hand, you can use minced garlic from your fridge instead! ½ tsp equals one clove of garlic.
  • Salt and pepper: These seasonings will enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.

Let’s Get Baking!

These cauliflower tots take just over an hour including baking time! Double up the recipe and freeze some for later! You can see my leftover tips below on how to do this!

  1. Preheat and spray: Preheat the oven to 400° and spray a baking sheet well with pan spray.`
  2. Prepare cauliflower: If using frozen riced cauliflower, prepare it according to the package and let cool until it is cool enough to handle. If using fresh cauliflower, prepare a pot of boiling water. Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in a steamer basket over the boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes until the florets are fork tender. Once cooked, place the steamed florets in a food processor and pulse for 10-15 seconds until you get a nice riced consistency.
  3. Mix the ingredients: Transfer the riced cauliflower to cheesecloth or paper towels and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Measure out 4 cups of cauliflower and add to a large bowl. Add the egg, both cheeses, flour, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix together and set aside to rest for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Form the tots and bake: Using your hands, form the tots (about 40) that are about 1.5x.5 inches and line them up on the baking sheet leaving space between them. Bake for about 20 minutes before removing from the oven, flip them over and then bake for another
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Quick Tips!

Cauliflower tots are so delicious and a healthy alternative to your traditional tater tots! Here are a few tips for making this delicious recipe!

  • Frozen or fresh: It doesn’t really matter whether you are starting with a frozen bag of riced cauliflower or fresh cauliflower! The end result will taste the same. You will be able to make this recipe either way. Just make sure that you account for the extra time that it will take to cook up, process and puree fresh cauliflower!
  • Don’t forget to flip: An important part to remember when baking these tots is to flip them halfway! This will help get that crispy outside. It will also make them cook more evenly!
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How to Store Leftovers

Extra cauliflower tots can be stored for later! They make delicious leftovers! in fact, go ahead and double your recipe and freeze some. Then, you will always have some on hand!

  • Refrigerator: Once the tots have cooled then store them in an airtight container. Put them in your fridge and they will last up to 5 days!
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Amazingly Delicious Cauliflower Tots

Cauliflower tots are healthy and delicious! Baked to absolute perfection, these tots are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Everyone will love them so much that they will fly off the table! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower tots
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 40 Cauliflower Tots
Calories 19kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Grated Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Pepper

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  • Preheat the oven to 400° and spray a baking sheet well with pan spray.`
  • If using frozen riced cauliflower, prepare it according to the package and let it cool until it is cool enough to handle. If using fresh cauliflower, prepare a pot of boiling water. Cut the cauliflower into florets and place it in a steamer basket over the boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes until the florets are fork-tender. Once cooked, place the steamed florets in a food processor and pulse for 10-15 seconds until you get a nice riced consistency.
  • Transfer the riced cauliflower to cheesecloth or paper towels and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Measure out 4 cups of cauliflower and add to a large bowl. Add the egg, both kinds of cheeses, flour, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix together and set aside to rest for 5 minutes or so.
  • Using your hands, form the tots (about 40) that are about 1.5x.5 inches and line them up on the baking sheet leaving space between them. Bake for about 20 minutes before removing them from the oven, flip them over and then bake for another

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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