Manga pachadi

Pachadi with manga / raw mango. This is a dish prepared on Varusha Pirappu – Tamil New year day. My native being Palakkad much preference is not given to this dish on New year.But i have heard it from my friends who are basically from Tamil Nadu that its a must to prepare manga pachadi with veepam poo which is neem flowers. Veepam poo is little bitter in taste. The explanation given for having the manga pachadi,is to start the New Years and continue the year with a mixture of all emotions , like in Manga Pachadi which has a taste of everything sweet,sour,little bitter,but the end result is delicious. There is a choice for people from Palakkad, Pavakkai ellu puli pachadi ,which also has a mixture of all the tastes.

I couldn’t go out and get veepam poo, so haven’t added it. If you get veepam poo, add it after adding red chili, saute and add the tempering to the pachadi.


Raw mango — 1
Jaggery—- 3/4 cup
Turmeric pwd— 1/2 tsp
Red chili pwd —- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chili —- 2
Salt —– 1 tsp
Mustard seed — 1/2 tsp
Sesame oil — 1 tsp.


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