Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mango Pachadi-Tamil New Year Special

This is a very special recipe which we prepare for Tamil New Year which falls on the 14th of this month (April). Traditionally we add neem flowers/Veppambu fried in ghee to this pachadi but you can prepare it without that also on other days.This pachadi has all the taste- sweetness from jaggery, sourness from mangoes, bitterness from neem flowers and hotness from chillies which indicates that life is a mixture of all emotions, has ups and downs but on the whole it is wonderful and sweet just like this pachadi. A lip smacking dish made from raw mangoes and jaggery.Try this and I am sure you will fall in love with this simple and delicious mango pachadi.

Mango Pachadi -Tamil New Year Special

Mango Pachadi-Tamil New Year Special

Mango Pachadi-Tamil New Year

  Prep Time : 10 mins | Cook Time : 15 mins |  Serves : 3

   Ingredients needed

   Raw mangoes-1 1/4 cup (chopped or shaved)
   Jaggery - 1 cup grated
   Salt -a pinch

   Neem flowers -1 1/2 tsp
   Ghee -1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
   Red Chillies -2-3
   Hing - a pinch
   Salt -a pinch

Preparation

Wash and peel the skin of the mangoes. It is not necessary to take the skin fully but if you prefer, you can do that. Chop it into medium size pieces or you can shave it with the vegetable peeler as I have done in the picture below. I have tried both ways and I love both.

mango-pachadi

Melt jaggery in 1/4 cup of water and filter it to remove any impurities.

Method

Cook the mango pieces in a little water until soft. Alternatively, you can also pressure cook it for 2 whistles, if you want a jam consistency mango pachadi as shown in the first picture above.

How to make mango pachadi

Boil the filtered jaggery water for a few minutes, then add the cooked mango, pinch of salt and boil on medium flame until it becomes slightly thick and gets blended well with the jaggery.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chillies, hing and pour it over the pachadi.

sweet mango pachadi

Delicious mango pachadi can be served like this.

For Mango pachadi recipe-Tamil New Year special, heat a tsp of ghee, fry neem flowers and add it to the pachadi. Mix well and serve. I love having it as such.

Sweet Mango pachadi recipe-Tamil New Year special
Note - In the first picture on the top, mango pachadi was prepared by using mango shavings. In the above picture, I prepared mango pachadi with chopped mangoes. Both are equally delicious. Use slightly sour variety mangoes for best results.

Advance wishes for a very Happy Tamil New Year and Vishu from Padhuskitchen.

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40 comments:

  1. Pachadi with mango, eh? Wah re wah!! Sounds too goo!

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  2. Happy new year in advance.The chutney looks so nice!

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  3. flavorful pachadi. happy new year to you and ur family.

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  4. padu mango pachadi looking gud....never tried it,......but shd

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  5. looks very tempting. Slurp :)

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  6. Advance Newyear wishes &
    pachadi looks very inviting

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  7. Pachadi with mango and neem flowers makes me drool..yumm!

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  8. Advance new year wishes to you and to your family!
    Pachadi sounds a new dish to me but it looks so yummy..love anything mangoes..u can't go wrong with this..mm..delish!

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  9. Very healthy pachadi! It looks spicy!

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  10. Drooling seeing your pics...delicious pachadi..

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  11. Advance new year wishes !! pachadi looks so delicious !!

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  12. Would be tangy and equally sweet... Mouth watering...

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  13. Delicious looking Pachadi. Advance New year wishes to you and your family.

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  14. 14th of April is Bengalis new year too.. Happy new year.. Pachadi looks delicious..

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  15. Advance happy new year to you and your family ... we also prepare ugadi pachadi almost the same way ....Pachadi looks delicious
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  16. Never made after coming to the US. May this time I will surely make it. Good one Padma !

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  17. Wow. This sounds like an intense dish: sweet, sour, bitter and heat? Can't wait to try it!

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  18. First time here. Delicious pachadi.

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  19. i love manga pachadi with curd rice. yummmm.. but i dont make them so much because my husband doesn like it so much. but your dish tempts me and am gonna make it this time :-)

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  20. Managa pachadi looks awesome Padhu. I like the leaf pattern.

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  21. I love mango pachdi...my mom makes super tasty pachadi..loved your version with neem flowers.

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  22. Advance new year wishes dear...
    pachadi looks yummy yumm......

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  23. Happy new year wishes. Yummy and tangy mango pachadi.

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  24. very tempting and classy :)

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  25. oh my mum makes something similar, i was just thinking of it today, ohh I miss them :)

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  26. Hi dear, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care :)

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  27. ઇઉ ✿ܓܓ♫♫
    Olá, amiga!

    Passei para uma visitinha...
    É uma receita diferente, com todos esses ingredientes deve ser deliciosa.
    Um lindo dia!
    Beijinhos.

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  28. I seriously do miss new year pachadi..purity!

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  29. May I know where we will get neem flowers in New Jersey USA

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  30. I tried the mango pachadi as per your instructions, but boiled the sauted chilli along with jaggery water and mango..the taste was great and I got appreciation from my family as well!! I really appreciate your efforts in taking such descriptive photos of your preparations and i find it so easy to follow.. great work and happy vishu to you too:-)

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  31. I love this pachadi.. I simply overturn two halves of mango in a shallow tawa with little water, and once cooked, I scoop out the pulp.. it looks like jam after the pachadi is done.. the thought of it makes me want to eat it :-) your pic looks yummy too..

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  32. Padhu - hi....big fan of you and yoru website. Many of these dishes remind me of my mum and I come here to get the recipes when i feel like eating something that she would make.

    Q for you - do you have an alternative to the neem flowers? I am fast running out of them and they are not easily available where I am.

    Thnx again!

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    1. Thank you so much for liking my website and recipes. If you cannot get neem flowers, you can skip that. It will still taste awesome!!

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  33. Definitely its a lip smacking dish Padhu...and its a must for Tamil new year...

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  34. Tried it..tasted good! Thanks for the recipe!

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