Pachadi refers to a traditional South Indian side-dish. The definition of the word ‘Pachadi’ is different among different South Indian regions. While in Kerala and Tamilnadu, pachadi is sidedish curry similar to north Indian Raita, in Andhra Pradesh, pachadi is analogous to Indian pickles and is preserved for several months. In Kerala and Tamilnadu states pachadi is eaten fresh and typically made of finely chopped and boiled vegetable with essentially coconut, green or red chillies and tempered in oil with mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. Curd/yogurt based pachadi can me made of any vegetable namely cucumbers, squash, mango, bitter gourd or pineapple. Pachadi is commonly eaten with rice and a lentil curry.

Ladies Finger Pachadi
Bhindi, Onam, Pachadi

Ladies Finger Pachadi

A very simple and tasty dish usually served with rice items. For those who do not prefer ladies finger, this is an ideal dish for them to get started. Popularly served during festivals like Onam and during occasions like wedding, the ladies finger pachadi is very popular in South India […]

Daangar Pachadi

Daangar Pachadi

Daangar Pachadi is nothing but a pachadi made with leftover urad dal (or urad dal flour). During festival time a lot of people make delicious savouries using urad dal and they end up with a some leftover ural dal. This pachadi is typically made using such leftover dals. Urad Dal […]

Grated Carrot
Carrot, Pachadi

Carrot Pachadi

A simple and easy to make delicious pachadi with grated carrot. Ingredients: Curd – 2 tblsp Carrot – 1, grated Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Salt as per taste Oil – 1/4 tsp Ginger – 1/4 tsp, finely chopped Urad […]

Veppam Poo (Dried Neem Flower)
Mango, Pachadi

Veppam Poo Mango Pachadi

Veppam Poo (dried neem flowers) is a popular and common ingredient in South India, espcially in Tamil Nadu during Tamil New Year’s day. With numerous health benefits, Veppam Poo is extensively used in Ayurvedic medicines to purify the blood, cure intestinal problems and improve the immunity. This pachadi made with […]


Avocado Pachadi

A delicious pachadi using Avocado. Avocados are rich in Vitamins B, K, C, E and potassium. They also contain monounsaturated fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, if taken in moderation. Ingredients: Avocado – 1/2 cup, chopped Green Chillies – 2 to 3, finely chopped Tamarind Extract – 1/2 cup, thick […]

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Pachadi
Bottle Gourd, Pachadi

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Pachadi

A simple and tasty pachadi with Bottle Gourd. Ingredients: Bottle Gourd (Sorakkai/Lauki) – 250 gms Green Chillies – 2 Ginger – 1 tsp Curry Leaves – few Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Curd – 3/4 cup Coriander Leaves – few, chopped, to garnish Salt as per taste Method: 1. Peel […]

Bitter Gourd
Bitter Gourd, Pachadi

Bitter Gourd Sweet Pachadi

A simple and tasty pachadi with bitter gourd. Goes well with idli, dosa or rice. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd – 250 gms, chopped Onions – 2, small, finely chopped Coconut – 1/2, grated Oil – 1 1/2 tblsp Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 2 tblsp, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped […]

Capsicum, Pachadi

Capsicum Pachadi

A delicious side dish for roti, idly, dosa, pulao or biryani. Ingredients: Capsicum – 1, finely chopped Toor Dal – 1/4 cup, cooked Sambar Onions – 5 to 6, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Green Chilli – 1, chopped Sambar Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – a […]

Chopped Bananas
Banana, Pachadi

Banana Pachadi

Ingredients: Bananas – 1 cup, sliced Grapes – 1/2 cup Tomatoes – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Pineapple – 1/4 cup, chopped Sugar – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder – a pinch Lemon Food Colour – a pinch (optional) Honey – 2 tsp Method: 1. Mix sugar, food colour and cardamom powder […]