April 09, 2015

Sweet and Sour Mango Pachadi

This special dish is made on Tamil New year also celebrated as Vishu in my native place Kanyakumari and on Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka to welcome the New year with hope, expectations, new start, new opportunities and prosperity. The must make  dish for this festival  is Mango Pachadi, a delectable sweet to relish with. It is made in such a way that it has different tastes like sweet, bitter, sour, tangy and hot symbolically representing our life is also made up of such twists...

Ingredients for making Mango Pachadi:

Semi ripened Raw Mango 1
Jaggery Powdered  4 table spoons
Green chilli slitted 1
Salt a pinch
Red chillies 2
Mustard seed 1/2  tea spoon
Neem flowers 2 tea spoons
Ghee 4 tea spoons

Method for making Mango Pachadi:

Peel off the skin of the Mango and cut it in to thin pieces.

Boil them in 2 cups of water till they become soft and cooked well.
Add the slitted green chilli and  salt to it.
Now dissolve the jagerry in half cup of water and filter it to remove the dirts.
Pour the jagerry extract to the boiling mango.

Allow it to boil till the raw smell goes and it becomes like a thick jelly gravy.
Heat a sautéing pan with a teaspoon of ghee and do the seasoning with mustard seeds and red chillies.

Then fry the neem flowers to golden brown in 3 tea spoons of ghee and garnish the Pachadi.

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