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.
Mum’s Ginger Pachadi
Mum’s Pumpkin Pachadi
Mum’s Cucumber Pachadi
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|
|Add in tamarind water|
|Mix well and cook till oranges are done|
|Now it is cooked|
|Add in jaggery|
|Now it is thickened and done|