Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi

My kids love anything with yogurt. They prefer yogurt to milk any day. No doubt they like raithas and thayir pachadis. And I find it easier to feed them veggies in this form as they eat it without a fuss. So here is a simple yet delicious and wholesome recipe and a great way to sneak in some vazhathandu. We usually prepare Molagootal to go with thayir pachadi, but you can have it with rice and sambar too.

What you’ll need
  1. Vazhaithandu – 1 cup, finely chopped
  2. Fresh Thick Curd/Yougurt – 1.5 cup
  3. Salt to taste

To grind
  1. Fresh Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup
  2. Green Chillies – 1 or 2
  3. Mustard Seeds – 1/8th tsp

For tempering
  1. Oil – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Curry Leaves – few

  1. Finely chop the vazhathandu and put in a bowl of water with a spoon of buttermilk/curd until use.
  2. Drain the vazhathandu pieces from the buttermilk water, squeeze and place in a small vessel. Add salt and toss well. No need to add water.
  3. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles. I placed it in a small vessel along with the dal and rice. Else you can add little water and cook it on stove top too.
  4. Grind the coconut, green chillies and mustard seeds. You can add a little of the curds while grinding. Don’t add water.
  5. Beat the curds well add the ground mixture, cooked vazhathandu and mix well. Check for salt and add accordingly.
  6. Heat a small frying pan with oil, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Pour over the pachadi.

Vazhathandu pachadi is ready. Serve as an accompaniment with steamed rice and Molagootal.


Suja Manoj said...

Interesting pachadi,healthy and yummy

Farin Ahmed said...

Nice way to add vazhaithandu in curd ...Love it dear

Farin Ahmed said...

Nice way to add vazhaithandu in curd ...Love it dear

Farin Ahmed said...

Nice way to add vazhaithandu in curd ...Love it dear

kitchen queen said...

delicious pachadi.

Hema said...

Love this thayir pachadi, I make it raw too, without cooking the vazhaithandu..

Rani acharyulu said...

My mother used to make this thayir pachadi,love it.

Anonymous said...

What is vazaithandu? Please give us the English word for it and other ingredients in your recipes. Thanks.

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