Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mangai Pachadi ~ Raw Mango in Jaggery Syrup

அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்
Wish You All A Very Happy Tamil New Year

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Raw Mango - 1 large, sliced into big chunks with skin
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cups, powdered
Fresh or Dried Neem Flower - 1 tbsp
Red chili - 2, broken
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Oil - 2 tsp

  1. Place the cut mango, neem flower, turmeric powder and salt in a large skillet and add water just until immersed. Cook until half tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt jaggery with 1/2 cup water.  Strain to remove impurities.
  3. Add the jaggery syrup to the mango mixture and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine rice flour in cold water and make a thick paste.  Add it to the mango mixture and mix well. Let it boil for a minute and switch off the stove.  This makes the pachadi to become thick and sauce like consistency.  
  5. Adjust the thickness consistency according to your preference.
  6. Heat oil in a small skillet and splutter mustard seeds. Turn of the heat and add the broken red chilies. 
  7. Pour over the pachadi and mix well.


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