Dec 7, 2013

Amma's Pumpkin Pachadi / Poosanikai Pachadi

Amma makes this often whenever she prepares a complete southindian meal. Pachadi is a important dish in that meal. She makes pachadi with lots of veg, i have posted most of them here. You can check out all my pachadi recipes here.. This recipe is kind of different one, it has raw sour mangoes for tartness and the touch of sugar gives a lovely sweetness to this pachadi. So try this out and let me know how it turns out..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 4 


Pumpkin - 2 cups finely chopped
Raw Sour Mangoes - 4 tblspn chopped finely
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water - 1 cup

For Paste:
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Take grinding ingredients in a mixer. Add some water and make into a smooth paste.

Take pumpkin and mango in a kadai. Add in water, salt and cook for 10 mins till the veggies is done.

Now add in sugar, ground masala and mix well.

Cook for 5 mins till is done. Remove it to a serving bowl.

Heat oil, add in mustard seeds and curry leaves and let it sizzle for a min.

Pour this over the pachadi and mix well.


Cut Pumpkin & Raw Mango like this
Take coconut, chilli, mustard and cumin in a blender

Make into a fine paste
Take pumpkin and mango in a kadai

Add some salt

cover with some water

cover and cook

cook till it is done

Add some sugar..I didn't add that much
sugar, just a tsp would do

Add the coconut masala

sprinkle some turmeric

mix well

Let it simmer for few mins

Remove it to a serving dish

heat oil

add mustard seeds

add in curry leaves

let it sizzle

pour it over  the curry

mix well

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