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Amla/Indian gooseberry/nellikkai is a wonderful package of vitamin C. Vitamin A and other important minerals for our optimal health. 

How to make Amla thokku?
Gooseberry fresh  10 nos Tamarind gooseberry size Jaggery one piece Mustard seeds one spoon Salt to taste Asafoetida one generous pinch Roasted Fenugreek powder half spoon Sesame oil two tablespoons Curry leaves one sprig Garlic pods three Red chilly powder one spoon Turmeric one spoon
Cut the gooseberries into wedges deseeding the seed. Blend the gooseberry wedges, tamarind, jaggery, salt, garlic with required water. into a coarse paste. Heat the frying pan with one tablespoon of oil over a medium flame. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts to crackle. add curry leaves. Switch off the flame to avoid burning. Add turmeric, red chilly powder, asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder, to the oil. Stir for a while and add the gooseberry paste and stir again. Now switch on the flame and allow boiling for few minutes. Pour the remaining oil.


Peru nelli is called as amla in Hindi Indian gooseberry in English. Amla is observed from the very ancient period, as one of the most useful and medicinal herbs for improving our stamina and well being. It is mixed as the major part of Triphala soornam, the powerful combination of three potent herbs. According to Ayurvedha, the regular consumption of amla balances the all three doshas such as Vadha, Pitta and khalpa doshas of the body.
Amla is promoting the longevity and good respiratory system since it is packed with vitamin C, A and many important minerals that are essential for our good health.
In short, we can say about the healthy benefits of amla is that it provides a wide array of health benefits owing to its high contents of nutrients.
It strengthens the nervous system. It is good for eyesight. It regulates the respiratory system. Its antioxidants check the free radicals. It is good for cardiovascular health. It promotes bone heath and development. It has anti-aging properties.


Capsicums are rich in Vitamin C and A and many minerals that are supporting our optimum health. Hence we can add this capsicum in our regular diet.
How to make kudamilakai chutney for idlies and dosais?
This chutney is a good alternative version of side dishes for idlies and dosais.
Kudamilakai or capsicum green one chopped Bellary onion finely chopped half cup Garlic pods four nos Shredded coconut half cup Tamarind one amla size Jaggery one piece
Half tomato Urad dal half cup Chana dal half cup Sesame oil one tablespoon Curry leaves one sprig Red chilies three Asafoetida one pinch Salt to taste
Fry all the ingredients in a frying pan in sesame oil adding one by one starting from the red chilies, dals, capsicum, coconut, half tomato, tamarind, garlic pods and shallots or onion, curry leaves, asafoetida and everything. Set aside to cool down. Blend all the ingredients with required water to get the smooth paste or coarse paste as per your choice. Transfer the chutney to a serving bow…