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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


In addition to the general pandigai menu, this pachadi is prepared on Tamil New Year and has all the six tastes (sweet, sour, salt, bitter, pungent and astringent).


Crushed jaggery - 1 cup

Mango sliced - 1/4 cup

Tamarind - a marble size OR tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp.

Dry red chilly OR green chilly - 1
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Fresh veppampoo (neem flowers) - 3 tsp.

Salt - 1/8 tsp.

Ghee - 1 tsp.


Soak the tamarind in water, extract pulp.

Boil the mango slices in little water with a pinch of salt.

Add the mangoes to the tamarind extract and boil till the raw smell of tamarind goes. Now, add the crushed jaggery and again boil it till the raw smell of the jaggery goes.

In a pan, heat a tsp. of ghee, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add red chilly and fry the veppampoo (neem flowers) till golden brown. Add to the above and mix well.


  1. Yummy and delicious pachadi.. looks very tempting !!

  2. Very delicious looking pachadi. Great recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. I havent tried this pachadi but always wanted to... Thanks foe sharing the recipe

  4. wow, i havent heard of this before, never knew we could cook with neem flowers!

  5. Wat a wonderful looking pachadi,sooo tempting!

  6. puthandu Vazhthukal with lovely vepampoo pachadi.

  7. I am missing veppampoo a lot here. And pachaddi looks yumm :) Tamizh puthaandu Vaalthukal for all you Maami.

  8. Happy Kara varusham to all of you. I made do with dry neem flowers this time and my puli was so old that the pachchidi looks dark. but the taste just what we have to have...balanced. I am so in love with the fresh veppampoo next to that nice bowl of pachchidi.

  9. Wishing you the very best as you celebrate Tamil New Year. I'm learning so much through your blog, thank you for sharing.

  10. I love this mango pachadi with veppampoo. I have so much to catch up on your blog.

  11. Neem flower looks delicious, never know about Neem flower pachadi. Its always nice to see all those traditional recipe here Shanthiji and I'm always curious to read all the info you pass through this blog. Wish you and family peaceful and prosperous Tamil New Year :-)

  12. new to me never heard but sounds healthy

  13. Wish you Happy New Year


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