Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Amlas or Indian Goose Berries are known as Usirikaya in Telugu. Amlas are well known for their health benefits and are supposed to be immune boosters. We should try to include them in our diets during the season they are available. You can make pickles, chutneys, dals, rasam, pulao or even add grated amlas to the paratha dough, juices, pakora batter etc etc.....
Here is an easy recipe of rice made with amlas in Andhra style.

Cooked rice ...... 2 cups
Grated amlas .... 1/2 cup (you can also grind them in a chopper)
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Green chillies .. 1-2
Salt ................... to taste
Coriander leaves ... handful
Ginger paste ........ 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds .... 1tsp
Methi seeds ....... 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves ..... few
Dry red chillies .. 1-2
Asafoetida ...... 1 pinch
Chana dal ....... 1 tsp
Urad dal ......... 1 tsp
Peanuts ......... 1 tbsp
Oil ................ 3 tbsps


Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.

When they crackle add the ginger and green chillies.

Mix them and tip in the grated amlas.

Stir and add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Saute for a minute.

Now add the cooked rice.

Stir to mix everything well.

Add the coriander leaves.

Serve with fried appalams / papds.

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  1. Wow! This pulihora is new to me Shobha. I love it and the kids will you. Thanks

  2. A very good way to add some amla to your diet. The fact that it is grated and added will make the fussy eaters eat too. Yum

    1. Very true Renu.. and it is also good for lunch box.

  3. I love Amla but never tried cooking them in a savoury rice dish. I like the way it's blended in and the rice looks perfectly cooked.

  4. What an interesting recipe, I have only ever had amla in pickle.It looks delicious.


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