Sunday 14 April 2013

Mango Pachadi Recipe/Maangai Pachadi - Tamil New Year's Day Special/Maangai Vellam Pachadi with step by step photos & Video/மாங்காய் பச்சடி

Mango pachadi is a must on Tamil New Years day, it is so special because it has all the six taste “arusuvai” [Innipu, uppu, pullippu, kasappu, urrapu and thuvarpppu]. Do try out this Mango Pachadi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out the Tamil New Years Day Special Recipes & Menu here.  Also check out the video for the recipe in Tamil & English

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…

Check out other Tamil New Year's Day Special Recipes here.


Mango (Raw mango)

2 large

Jaggery powdered

1 cup

Mustard seeds

½ tsp

Cumin seeds

½ tsp

Dried Red chillies


Red chilli powder

2 tsp

Turmeric powder

½ tsp


3 tsp

Curry leaves



One pinch

Neem flowers [optional]

1 tsp [for garnishing]

 Preparation Time: 10 minutes                            Recipe Category: Side Dish, Neivedhyam

Cooking Time: 20 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video on how to make Maangai Pachadi in English & Tamil...


Keep all the ingredients ready.

Peel the mango, with peeler or knife. Now make slices and cut them to cubes. The size of it does not really matter.

In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after it splutters, add cumin seeds, dried red chillies, curry leaves and sauté for about a minute.

Now add the mango pieces and sauté for 30-40 seconds.

Add 1 cup of water, mix really well and let it come to rolling boil. 

Now cover and cook for 5 to 7 min or until they turn soft.

Add the jaggery, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir well. 

Cook for another 5 – 7 min. 

Wait for it to turn to thick sauce and switch off the stove.

Finally garnish with neem flowers. This is totally optional, but is a tradition to add during the Tamil New Years day.

I have not added the neem flowers in end for garnishing. You can add it in the end if it is available.

Alternate Method

Heat jaggery with ½ cup of water, the jaggery will start to melt in about 4-5 minutes.  Now switch off the stove, filter it with a strainer. This straining eliminates the debris from jaggery. Then add it to the cooked mango and follow the same procedure.

Yummy and delicious mango pachadi is ready to be enjoyed.

Here's short video of how to make Mango Pachadi in both English & Hindi

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  1. Mouthwatering ....tempting mango pachadi.

  2. yummy pachadi priya :) happy new year dear :)

  3. Slurppp,mouthwatering here,who can resist to it.

  4. Mango pachadi looks really yummy. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous new year.

  5. OMG Mango Pachadi My mom use to prepare this one I will try it soon...Thanks for sharing Priya :)

  6. Tadaa!!!! This is one of those I eat until finger licking good. Imagine this tangy spicy pachadi with sambar or rasam? Oh, the thought is already making my saliva drip.

  7. I just love this pachadi... Very well made dear...

  8. yummy one i will do the same way...but will not use neem flowers...

  9. Pachadi looks so delicious!! :)

  10. Want to have a spoonful right from first view.
    Looks so yummy!

  11. Hello Priya...That reminds me of Bihari Gud Aam recipe.....Both my mom nd mom-in-law make this awesome dish. Thanks for Sharing :-)

  12. wowhhh tempting...
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”

  13. wow so yummy n lovely... thanks for participating on my event n series...

  14. So yum & tasty ! You cook so many dishes Priya,I envy your family !

  15. Thank you all for the sweet comments.

  16. Ohh my.. One of my favs.. My mom prepares this often !! Loved the pic :)

  17. Lovely dish and thanks for linking with my SIC event.
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  18. Very nice dish, and thanks for sharing the procedure how to cook. I love it


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