Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mango Pachadi / Mamidikaya Pachadi / Mango Relish

       Mango and summer has lot of connections.We used to go to our friend's village ,in our child hood days for our vacations.There will be lot of mango trees ,just behind the farm house. Where we can  grab the mangoes ,without climbing the trees. Freshly picked mangoes ,were brought to the shed laid outside for cooking.The maids will prepare lot of dishes out of it. Like mango chutney,mango pickle,mango rice. One important dish will be this mango pachadi.We used to wander around the village and visit all the farms.After physically burning our calories,the lunch will be divine for us.The lunch will surely include this pachadi.After our lunch we will run to see the milk man milking the cows.The fresh milk will then be poured into the filter coffee, yes it is poured directly into the dication,without heating.That coffee will never have any competiter at all.Unforgettable days.I was just carried away with my memories.
    Coming back to the post ,mango pachadi or mango relish is a tangy side dish for rice.Though there are several varieties, in preparing,this is very simple and easy preparation.Mom used to do this often during summer,where we get mangoes a lot in chennai.My MIL will prepare it slightly different.Will post the recipe soon.Untill then enjoy this pachadi with curd rice.

1.Mango               -  1 cup (cubed)
2.Jaggery               -  1/2 cup
3.Oil                      -  2 tbsp
4. Mustard seeds   -   1/4 tsp
5.Urad  dal            -   1/4 tsp
6.Red chillies          -   4
7.Curry leaves        -   few

* Powder the jaggery well.
* Wash and pat dry the mango.
* Peel the skin and cut the mango into cubes.
* Take a pan ,add oil ,temper with mustard seeds,urad dal ,red chillies and curry leaves.
* When the red chillies and urad dal turn golden brown,add the mango.
* Stir in the mango ,cover and cook till it becomes tender.
* Sprinkle salt .
* When the mango is cooked,dump in the powdered jaggery.
* Mix well,stir well to melt the jaggery.
* Serve with any rice.


Shobha said...

We have a similar sweet chutney in Sindhi cuisine tastes so good with stuffed parathas..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking pachadi. Wonderfully prepared.


Unknown said...

wow this is super tempting and mouthwatering recipe with mangoes....luv the clicks!

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hotpotcooking said...

Nice pachadi, I too posted with mango but sweet version.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting recipe...perfectly done...Nice clicks..

Shanavi said...

I love this pachadi a lot..A must in tamil new year ..

Mélange said...

Loved reading you.Brought back memories.We too make mambazha kaalan with whole mangoes there..Nice recipe Savitha.

Unknown said...

delicious mango pachadi dear !!!!love the gorgeous clicks !!!!!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

OMG ! Pls dont post such post.. its tempting me :((

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,fingerlicking and super tonguetickling pachadi..drooling..

Spice up the Curry said...

superb chutney recipe. love it

Suja Manoj said...

Mouthwatering here,yum pachadi.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Savitha
How are you?
Here after a long long time and trying to read all missed blogs. I will be again out for 3 months and hope to cook regularly after that .
I like this pachedi , specially the spicing is diff from the Bong a must try ..
Have a nice weekend

Raksha said...

we prepare a Goan dish named Sansav which is very much similar :) Nice one.

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