Nellikayi thokku, I always have this in my kitchen shelf. Ajji used to make this wonderful mouthwatering call it as pickle or thokku always a life savor when we develop aversion to food. Thokku along with hot rice and a spoonful of ghee..mmm can't describe.You should try this to experience. During pregnancy it is the one dish to which a pregnant lady say NO to. A Part from its amazing taste gooseberry / amla are rich source of vitamin C along with many minerals, calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Vitamin B Complex and carotene. Amla, fresh and dried are used in Ayurvedic medicine. According to Ayurveda, Amla balances all three doshas. Also used for hair care, eye care, helps in calcium Absorption, treating menstrual cramps, helps in digestion and absorption of food and also strengthens the heart muscle and so on.... Here is very one of the very simple recipe to incorporate amla in our diet.
Whenever I developed an aversion to the food, Bitter Gourd Gojju with rice was one of the remedies from my Mom to bring back me to the normal track! It certainly opened up my taste buds. This Bitter Gourd Gojju recipe is bit unique and different from the usual one, which uses the Rasam powder. Once you try this recipe, repetition of this recipe in the future is guaranteed :)
Curry leaves / kadi patta are very flavorful leaves used in seasoning to our delicious side dishes. Apart from the flavor, these are source of iron, calcium, fiber and much more nutrients. It improves the digestion also. Curry leaves chutney powder / Karibevu Soppina pudi / Karuvepillai Podi is very healthy and tasty way of incorporating the curry leaves in our diet.