Sunday, April 11, 2010

PACHADI


Pachadi is a South Indian dish very similar to the Raitha's of North India, it is cooked in various styles, steamed, sauteed, stir fried or even fresh where a combination of curd, coconut are added and then tempered with mustard etc as per requirement of the dish. Pachadi's are excellent accompaniment with the main dishes served in India, be it vegetarian or Non-vegetarian. Some pachadi's are made in distinctive pickle flavour, while some taste sweet and sour...but it is all Tangy and gives pep to your food.

Here are some pachadi's tried by me with a diversification on the ingredients used and it is all Yummy... go ahead and try.

SWEET MANGO PACHADI
You need

Mango 1 cup (finely diced cubes)
Jaggery 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilly 2 nos Coarsely chopped
Curry leaf a small sprig
Salt to taste

DO IT

-Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard when it crackles add the Dal ,dry chilly and Curry leaves saute well , add the mango and saute .
- Add the jaggery a little water and cook on very slow fire till its cooked.

Serve with any main dish an ideal combination for curd rice also

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