Sunday, 14 April 2013

Mango Pachadi/Maangai Pachadi - Tamil New Year's Day Special

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].

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

Mango (Raw mango)
1 large or 3 small
Jaggery powdered
½ cup
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Dried Red chillies
2 or 3
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
2 tsp
Curry leaves
One pinch
Neem flowers
1 tbsp
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                            Recipe Category: Side Dish, Dip
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Author: Priya Anandakumar

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 20 sec. Now add the mango pieces and sauté for 20 sec, add ¼ cup of water and cook for 5 to 7 min.

Now 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.

Since I don’t get neem flowers in the place I live, I have skipped this step.

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.

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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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