Oct 14, 2015

Orange Peel Pachadi Recipe - Orange Skin Relish Recipe - WASTE NOTHING!

Recently i have been buying and using oranges a lot. I use their juice and throw away their skin. Suddenly i thought why not use their skin in a dish and create a pachadi or a relish. I have seen mom using citron in a pachadi which we call as narthangai pachadi. She chops the skin as well in that. I decided to treat the skins just like it and make a sweet, sour and spicy pachadi. When i made it and tasted it, it was delicious. So yummy.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparaion Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Orange Skin from 2 oranges chopped finely

Green chillies - 2 chopped
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
Water - 1 cup
Jaggery / Sugar - 1/4 cup or to taste


Start by soaking tamarind in 1 cup of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard seeds and urad dal. let them sizzle. Now add in curry leaves and mix well.

Add in oranges and chillies and saute for 5 mins. .

Now add spice powders and salt. Mix well.

Pour tamarind water and mix well. 

Now simmer the pot and cook till oranges are cooked. It will take around 8 to 10 mins.

Now add in jaggery and mix well. Cook this for 5 to 7 mins till it thickens..


Take all your ingredients

I squeezed the juices from oranges and reserved the peels

Slice it like this

Chop it pretty finely

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard and urad dal

add in curry leaves

add in chillies and oranges

Saute it for 5 mins

Keep saute till it gets little colour

Add in chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt

mix well

Add in tamarind water

Mix well and cook till oranges are done

Now it is cooked

Add in jaggery

Mix well

Now it is thickened and done



  1. yummy yummy deli deli delicious pachhhhadiii..........wonderful recipe....

  2. yummy yummy deli deli delicious pachhhhadiii..........wonderful recipe....


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