Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maangai Pachadi/ Mango Pachadi




The term pachadi refers to fresh pickles in Andhra, whereas in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is a side dish made of vegetable. It’s really amazing how a particular word can mean many different things in different part of our country. But what is in a name, call it pachadi, or gojju, the preparations are very similar with slight differences of the region. That’s what I love about our country.

Pachadi – in Palakkad Iyer lingua, is a saucy preparation, generally served as an accompaniment to Molagootal or Molagushiyam. A pachadi can be a puli pachadi as in tamarind based, like Mathan Pachadi or Pavaka Pachadi or Thayir Pachadi where the base is yoghurt. The tamarind based pachadis just taste awesome with a fusion of sweet, spice and tang. Vegetables like Pumpkin, Bittergourd, Brinjals, Lady’s Finger, and Mangoes are commonly used to prepare this.

When mangoes are in season, no doubt it rules my kitchen. So, once in 3 to 4 days, this pachadi sees its way into my hearth. My children love this when compared to pachadis made of any other vegetable. A mango that’s not too sour would be good for this recipe. So here is another mango recipe from my kitchen:



Serves 4
What you’ll need
  1. Kili Mooku Maangai – 1 Big
  2. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  3. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  4. Jaggery – 2 tbsp
  5. Salt to taste

For Tempering
  1. Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
  4. Dried Red Chilly – 1 to 2, broken
  5. Curry Leaves – few

Method
  1. Wash and cut the mango into medium sized pieces.
  2. Heat a Kadai, add the mango pieces to it and add water, such that the level of water is just above the mango pieces.
  3. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt to taste.
  4. Cover and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame, stirring in between.
  5. Remove lid, the mangoes should have almost cooked, add the jaggery and simmer for another 5 minutes on low flame or till the pachadi thickens a bit and attains a saucy consistency.
  6. Heat a small frying pan with oil.
  7. Add mustard seeds once they start crackling, add the fenugreek seeds and broken red chillies. Let the fenugreek seeds turn golden brown then add the curry leaves and pour this over the pachadi.


That’s it tasty and tangy Mango pachadi is ready. Serve it as an accompaniment with Molagootal or Molagutiam, rice and dal or even with curd rice.

Linking this to Healthy Side Dishes hosted by Vardhini, Mango Mania99 and to the Kerala Kitchen hosted by Ramya.

39 comments:

Shobha said...

The dish looks awesome..seeing kili mooku manga curry/pachadi for the first time.

faseela said...

wow....super yummy 1

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy pachadi, i can eat this as such

Sona said...

pachadi looks mouthwatering..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks yummy...

Hema said...

Love this pachadi, I use green chillies instead of the chilly powder..

Vardhini said...

Pachadi looks yummy. We make it for Tamil New Year. Thx for linking.

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Suja Manoj said...

Yum pachadi,love this so much..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks delicious...curd rice with mango pachadi is a heavenly combo...

halal foodie said...

yummy !!! love it Kaveri

Priya said...

Seriously you are killing me with ur fabulous pachadi,feel like having some;;

Anu said...

Love this, looks yum

Vimitha Anand said...

Drooling here... Looks so inviting

Nithya said...

yummy yummy yummy and tangy :)

Farah said...

ooooh! my favourite!...

Sravs said...

Lip-smacking and tempting pickle !! So tangy too.!!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this pachadi and eat it as a dessert. Looks superb.

Ramya said...

ur pics are tempting me a lot..looks super yumm and loved the colour. thanks for sharing in kerala kitchen...expeccting more entries from you..

ANU said...

wow very nice and juicy! luv mangoes!

Soundarya V said...

Love maangai pachadi..looks very tempting..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy tangy pachadi..

Roshni said...

Love this pachadi.. will have to make some when I get mangoes :-)

maha said...

looks so yummy!superb.
maha

Rasi said...

i love this one ..your's looks perfect :)

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Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 tempting.....

R said...

pachadi looks so yummy, nice click too.

Julie said...

Yummy tangy pachadi n nice color,Kaveri..Lovely side dish!

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Jay said...

oh so delicious..looks & sounds awesome
Tasty Appetite

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious pachadi . One of my favourite

Sobha Shyam said...

very delicious pachadi, looks so tangy n fingerlicking one !!

Nisha said...

Beautiful preparation

Spice up the Curry said...

looks great. love it

The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks yummm, such pretty pictures....thanks for linking to the event

Vidhya said...

Yummy pachadi I think I can have this with rice and even with bread.

Akila said...

That was very inviting n tempting to taste it...

shruti said...

perfect for summer ! absoultely tempting...

Uma said...

I love this kaveri. Just learnt my MIL's way of making this. Love to taste sweet, tangy and spicy taste. tempting me much.

LostSoul said...

Superb. Just trying it now

gayathri said...

yummy and tangy pachadi

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