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Nellikai Rasam Recipe | Gooseberry Rasam | Amla Rasam recipe

Nellikai Rasam is variation of south Indian Rasam made with Nellikai/Gooseberry/Amla.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Amla/Nellikai 3
  • Tomato 2
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Rasam Powder 2 tsp
  • Ghee 2 tsp
  • Mustard 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli 2
  • Hing 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves handful finely chopped
  • Water as required


  • Take three gooseberry and wash them.
  • Silt the edges and remove the center seed.
  • Take amla and tomato in mixer.
  • Grind to fine paste.
  • Heat ghee and temper with mustard, urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves and hing.
  • Once it browns add the tomato amla paste to it.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency.
  • Then add turmeric powder, salt and rasam powder.
  • Allow it to boil nicely till foam forms.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame
  • Healthy nellikai rasam is ready. Enjoy with hot rice or have as soup.


Tempering with ghee always gives nice flavor to rasam. You can replace with oil too
I used my homemade rasam powder. If you don't have you can add 1 tsp cumin and 1tsp pepper while grinding and use it.
It can be enjoyed as soup or with hot rice.