Gooseberry/Amla Super Quick Rasam Recipe - (Avale Toy/Saaru, Nellikayi Saar)

Gooseberry/Amla Super Quick Rasam Recipe - (Avale Toy/Saaru, Nellikayi Saar)

This recipe is for times when you need to fix something for a meal in under 5 minutes. It's delicious & super nutritious from gooseberries & coriander leaves used. You can laze around all day & make it 5 minutes before lunch/dinner. You can make it real quick & easily for a busy weekday meal too. You just need fresh gooseberries & coriander leaves.

Whenever mom had to go out or had to fix something for a meal super quick she removed brined gooseberries (mitta ghalel avalo) bottle from her kalka kood (dark room where pickled jewels - veggies & fruits, pickles were stored in the house). In under 5 minutes she had a delicious gooseberry saaru/avale thoy ready. So to make this avale saaru both fresh & pickled gooseberries can be used. To pickle fresh gooseberries & to make saaru with it recipe is here


  • 3 medium sized fresh gooseberries
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • Salt to taste

For tempering:

  • 1.5 - 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 6-8 garlic cloves

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Preparation Method:

1. Wash gooseberries, Roughly chop them.

2. Fry them for under a minute using few drops of oil in a tempering pan.

3. Grind them along with fresh coriander, green chillies & salt into a smooth paste using as much water as you need.

4. Transfer ground paste into a cooking vessel. Add enough water to make a watery saaru. It will thicken considerably on cooking & on cooling down. So keep it watery in consistency to begin with.

5. Add salt & bring it to boil. Then simmer for 2 minutes until rawness of coriander leaves fade off on medium heat. Remove off heat.

6. Tempering: Heat oil in a tempering pan, add in slightly crushed garlic. Fry them until they turn golden brown. Add this tempering to the saaru & mix well.

7. Serve hot with steaming hot rice & enjoy.

P.S: Keep the saaru a little on the spicy side to enjoy.

More gooseberry recipes you might enjoy:

Gooseberry Coconut Curry - Avale Khadi Recipe

Gooseberry Chutney/Tambli (Avale Chutney/Tambali)

Watch it's making here: