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Pachadi Recipes

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¬† is a very simple and tasty dish usually served alongside rice dishes. Also known as Vendakkai Pachadi in the South and Bhindi Pachadi in the North, it…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sweet Pachadi with Vazhai Thandu (Banana Stem). Ingredients: Vazhaithandu (Banana Stem) – 2 cups, finely chopped Jaggery – 1 cup, grated Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Oil – 2 tsp…

  • Nellikai (Amla/Gooseberry) is rich in Vitamin C and has numerous health benefits. Ingredients: Nellikai (Amla/Gooseberry) – 6, big Curd – 1 cup Coconut – 1 tsp, grated Ginger – a…

  • Jackfruit is in season now and here is a simple and delicious recipe. Serve with rice, idli or dosa. Ingredients: Jackfruits – 10, seeds removed Jaggery – 1/4 cup, powdered…

  • Ingredients: Papaya – 1 cup, peeled, chopped Jaggery – 1/4 cup, powdered Coconut – 1 tblsp, graated Peanuts – 1 tblsp, roasted Nutmeg Powder – 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder –…

  • Ingredients: Zucchini – 1 cup, peeled, chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Thick Curds – 2 cup Red Capsicum – 2 tblsp, chopped Mint Leaves – few, chopped Dry…

  • A traditional and popular dish in South India especially in TamilNadu, the Pumpkin Curd Pachadi is a refreshing dish to cool down in the hot summer. Ingredients: White Pumpkin –…

  • This pachadi is said to be popular in Maharashtra. Ingredients: Raw Peanuts – 1/4 cup Thick Curd – 1/2 cup Green Chillies – 2 Coriander Leaves – few, finely chopped…

  • Ingredients: Vendakkai (Bhindi/Okra) – 10, washed, dried, cut into small rounds, ends discarded Tamarind Extract – 1/4 cup, thick Green Chillies – 5, slit lengthwise Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp…

  • A delicious and simple dish that is best served as a side dish to biryani, pulao or rotis. Ingredients: Apple – 1 cup, peeled, finely chopped Curd – 2 cups…