Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sweet Mango Pachadi

Elders say start anything with the sweet. I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to ask me to writedown the Grocery list as she would start listing orally. The top one on the list had always been be sugar or Gud. If she had both in sufficient Quantities, she would ask me to write Cheeni Karkandu(Sugar candy) or Panang karkandu(Palm Sugar). If I had written something on the top by mistake , I was asked to make a new list. Follwing My Mom's myth, I would like to follow my first blog with Sweet Mango Pachadi. In India, My mom used to make this dish with "Kili Mooku" Mango. But here in US , I make with the mango which is usually available in the INDIAN Grocery Stores. This dish is not only sweet but also sour and savory, indicating that life is a blend of everything. This dish is my all time favorite. We make this dish as an accompaniment to Lunch meal.
Too much Puraanams? Lemme start with the recipe here.

Raw Mango - 1

Powdered Gud-1 cup
Salt - a pinch

Red chillies -2

Mustard Seeds
Curry Leaves


Peel the Mango skin and make thin slices of mango.
Keep kadaai and boil the mango slice in very little water.
Once it gets cooked, add the powdered Gud and let it boil till the gud blends with the mango nicely to form a syrup-like liquid.
Heat oil in a kadaai and tamper the Mustard seeds, add Red Chillies and Curry Leaves.
Add the seasoning to the Mango.
Yummy side dish is ready to serve with rice or chappathi.

Note: Boil Gud in little water and filter it thro a seive to remove the sand and add the filtered gud to the mango.
" Kili Mooku" - A Variety of Mango available in Tamilnadu. I think it got the name from the shape similar to a beak of a parrot, also called Bangalora or Totapuri.

1 comment:

Loga said...

Really mouth watering!!!