Monday, April 13, 2015

Mangai Pachidi/Tamil New Year Recipes

Happy Tamil New Year to All Readers.This is the first festival when the new year begins so it is a special one.Usually my mother makes payasam,vadai and manga pachidi with neem flowers espcially for this occassion and of course special Kolam with Semman or Kavi .The special item in the new year menu is the mangai pachidi.It is made with five different tastes which includes sweetness from the jaggery,salt,chili,sourness from the mango and the bitterness from the neem flowers.
We ask my mother to make the maga pachidi as per rules for the neivedhyam and a lot more for us to eat seperately.My mother would get the perfect(quantity) combination of sweet,sour,salt and chilli and we would have a couple of more servings even after finishing the sapadu or the meal.It is a real finger licking food!!!!(dish)

You will Need
  • One Raw Mango
  • Half to one cup powdered Jaggery
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • One tbs Oil
  • One tsp Dried Neem flowers
  • One green chilli
  • One Dried Red Chilli

 How to
1.Wash and peel the skin of the mango.
 2.Chop the mango roughly put it in a vessel with little water,a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
 3.Boil till it becomes soft and transparent.
4.Mash it lightly with a laddle.
 5.Add some hot water to the powdered jaggery and boil till the jaggery dissolves.
 6.Strain and pour it in to the mango puree.
 7.Add one chopped green chilli and boil till the jaggery thickens.
 8.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,add torn red chilli and few neem flowers.fry it lightly.
 9.Pour it over the mango pachidi.
Enjoy the pachidi!!!!!!!Some people would love it even with curd rice.I love it with sambar rice and as such.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • This pachidi is made with neem flowers only on Tamil New Years day!
  • You can make it without neem flowers and enjoy on other occassions.
  • The colour of the pachidi varies with the Jaggery colour and quantity.
  • You can use eitther fresh or dried neem flowers for this pachidi.

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