Sunday, April 14, 2013

Raw Mango Pachadi / Maangai Pachadi

Maangai Pachadi is a special dish which we prepare for Tamil New year.Raw mango is cooked with jaggery and seasoned with red chilli and neem flower.It has all the tastes sweet,sour,Bitter,Hot and salt.

Maangai pachadi


Raw mango sliced
1 cup
Jaggery(see note below)
1/4 -1/2 cup
Turmeric powder
A pinch
As needed
1 tsp
To temper
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Red chilli
Neem flower(Vepam poo)
1 tsp


sliced raw mango

cooking mango slices and preparing pachadi

Maangai Pachadi

  • Peel the outer skin of the mango and cut into thin slices.
  • Take a vessel,add jaggery and little water and heat till jaggery dissolves fully in water.Filter it using a metal strainer and keep aside.
  • Take the sliced mango,turmeric powder,little salt and little water in a vessel and cook till the mango slices are almost cooked but not mushy.
  • Now add the strained jaggery water and boil well for 3-5 mins till the mango slices are cooked well. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients to temper and mix it with the Mango pachadi.
  • Adjust the jaggery quantity depending on the tanginess of the mango used.
  • If after adding jaggery water the pachadi is very thin, add 1 tsp rice flour mixed with little water to the pachadi and boil for a minute to thicken it.
  • If neem flower is not available skip it.


  1. Delicious Mango pachadi I love it . thanks for sharing.

  2. I am drooling!!! looks great...

  3. Love this authentic dish..Well prepared and thanks for your lovely words..

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