Family Magazine

Mango Pachadi Recipe, How To Make Mangai Pachadi

By Sangeetha

Today I bring you to a traditional Tamil Puthaandu mango pachadi recipe (mangai pachadi), the main food eaten first on the day of Tamil New Year.

Wishing all the lovely readers out there a happy and prosperous Tamil New Year (Puthandu Vaazhthukal)!

mango pachadi recipe

The first day of Chithirai masam (month) marks the beginning of Tamil New Year which is called as Tamil Puthandu,Chithirai  Vishu or Chithirai  Tirunaal in Tamil. As per Tamil beliefs on the first day of Chithirai month Lord Brahma started to create the universe.

This year it falls on 14th April.

Tamil New Year Rituals:

We used to celebrate Tamil New Year by decorating home with colourful kolams and mango leaves, wearing new dress, eating feast, viewing of “kani” (auspicious things like gold/ silver/ fruits/ vegetables/ betel leaf/ rice/ coconut/ flowers/ decorated lamp). It is believed that viewing “kani” will bring good fortune throughout the year.

During my childhood days, I used to be very excited at the time of Puthandu to collect ‘kaineetam’ from my parents, relatives and elders.

This is a season of fruits like mango and jackfruit. So dishes are mostly prepared with mango, jackfruit and neem flowers.

Mangai pachadi or (mango pachadi) recipe:

mango pachadi recipe

There is a specialty in this Mangai Pachadi recipe. It is prepared including all the taste forms such as sour (mango), sweet (jaggery), bitterness (neem flowers), spicy ( red chilli), tangy (tamarind) with salt added.

The dish signifies life as a mixture of emotions and we have to face everything in life; both success and failures.

Managi pachadi or mango pachadi can be served to toddlers above 1 year. It is best served with cooked rice.

Nowadays I always prefer cooking in pressure cooker to save time. The traditional preparation needs neem flowers as one of the tempering ingredient. As I can’t find it here in my place I omitted neem flowers in this recipe.

So this is advanced traditional mangai pachadi recipe using pressure cooker.

Step by step instructions to make mango pachadi:

Deskin the mangoes and cut into small cubes. Pressure cook mangoes, turmeric powder and water for 3 whistles.

mango pachadi
  
mango pachadi

Add in the crushed jaggery and tamarind extract when the pressure releases. Cook on medium for 5 to 10 minutes, until the mixture becomes thick.

mango pachadi
  
mango pachadi

Heat oil or ghee in another pan and add the seasonings. Add to the mango pachadi.

mango pachadi
  
mango pachadi

PrintMango Pachadi Recipe, How To Make Mangai Pachadi Author: Jayalekshmy Velswamy Recipe type: Curry for Rice Cuisine: South Indian Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  5 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 3 cups Ingredients
  • Peeled raw Mango or almost ripe mango - 1
  • Crushed jaggery or sugar – ⅓ cup (6 tbsp)
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind extract – 2.5 tbsp (from little tamarind soaked in warm water)
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Salt -1/4 tsp (to taste)
  • For seasoning
  • Ghee or oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Neem flowers(optional) - a little
Instructions
  1. Peal the skin and cut the mangoes into small cubes
  2. In a pressure cooker add the cubed mangoes, turmeric water, water and pressure cook for three whistles
  3. Once the pressure releases naturally, open the cooker add in crushed jaggery and tamarind extract. Mix it well
  4. Let it cook till the mixture becomes thick. It will take 5-10 min
  5. Switch off the flame
  6. Now in another small pan heat ghee or oil and add the ingredients listed under 'for seasoning'. If adding neem flowers temper them until golden brown
  7. Add the tadka into the mango pachadi
3.2.2929
 Notes:
  1. Get good quality jaggery, so that you can use it without melting and filtering. I just crushed the jaggery block with my chapathi rolling pin
  2. If using melted jaggery, adjust according to your taste
  3. Jaggery can be replaced with sugar
  4. Try to use sour variety mangoes

Hope you will try out my version of  mango pachadi recipe at home. Do share with me in comments the response of your little ones too. Here my son loved it a lot!

You can also try the mango cake using wheat flour for your little one.

Kinldy share this article in Facebook and Twitter. Remember sharing is caring


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Congratulations Kris Barclay, Emerging Artist Showcase at Boots & Hearts 2018

    The 2018 Boots Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, presented by Chevrolet Canada took over the Front Porch Stage to kick off the four-day country music festival... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Friday Q&A: Sesamoiditis and Yoga

    Friday Q&A: Sesamoiditis Yoga

    Q: I've been recently diagnosed with sesamoiditis. My normal dynamic sequence of standing poses and sun salutations is awkward and/or painful so I've mainly... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Ninazolotow
    FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • The Mourning Hills (2014)

    Mourning Hills (2014)

    Director: R Todd Campbell Writer: R Todd Campbell (Screenplay) Starring: Chelsea Bryan, Carol Jean Wells, Joe Fredo, Eric Gebhardt, Isabella Handley, David... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Newguy
    CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Video: Racing Across South America on a Bike

    A couple of days back I shared videos of a bikepacking journey across South America. (Part 1 and Part 2) But for a completely different way to bike across that... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • FREEBIE: Save on Advair & Other GSK Meds (US)

    FREEBIE: Save Advair Other Meds (US)

    Sign up and receive money-saving offers and tips to help manage your asthma.You may be eligible for a coupon to help reduce the cost of ADVAIR. Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt
    FAMILY, FINANCE, SHOPPING
  • Pink and Blue Babble Boxx: Products for Mama and Baby

    Pink Blue Babble Boxx: Products Mama Baby

    This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Anyone else love trying new products?! I love hearing about new things and even more so when they’re things I... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Thesamanthashow
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Airbus A350-900, Asiana Airlines

    Airbus A350-900, Asiana Airlines

    @ San Francisco, CA June 2018 This Asiana A350 is on final approach to SFO after a long flight from Seoul, Korea. Asiana has been operating the A350 since... Read more

    The 17 August 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY

Magazines