Mathuramulla Nelikka Curry/Gooseberry Curry
Nellika curry is a spicy condiments that can be served for sadhya. It does not have a long shelf life like regular pickle and is more like a spicy curry.Usually mango, ginger and lemon pickle/curry are the chief thodu curry for sadhya. Here gooseberry is also prepred in similiar patten and you can try this for a change. Nelikka or goose berry pickle is one of my favorite and this curry is tart, spicy and mildly sweet. Try this,you will surely love it.
Gooseberry/nelikka- 15 large sized ones
Thinly sliced Ginger-2 tbs
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tbs
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind- small gooseberry sized ball
Jaggery- a small piece
Curry leaves- a few
mustard seeds- a few
Dry red chilly- 2
Salt to taste
oil for frying.
Steam gooseberry for about four to five minutes till it becomes soft.Cut the goose berry into small pieces and discard the seed.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles add dry red chilly and curry leaves and stir fry for a few minutes.
Next add chopped shallots and green chilly and continue to fry till slightly brown.
Reduced the heat and add chilly powder and fenugreek powder, saute for a few seconds. Now add the goose berry, salt and tamarind water. Allow it to simmer and the gravy to thicken. Add grated jaggery and simmer till the gravy thickens and oil to separates.
Hope you will all enjoy!