Neem Pachadi Recipe

Neem Pachadi Recipe
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Fondly eaten on the Tamil New Year's day, the pachadi contains all the tastes a palate can recognize. Sweet, sour, pungent and bitter, the variance of this dish is what makes it special.
Neem Pachadi Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 tsp Neem flower
  • 1 tsp Raw mango, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp Grated jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3 tsp Tamarind
  • 1-1/4 Cup water
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Pinch of red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
How to make Neem Pachadi:
  • Soak 3 tsp tamarind in water for about 30 minutes.
  • Boil this mixture for five minutes.
  • Allow it to cool. Blend in a mixie until smooth.
  • Remove fibers by passing the mixture through a sieve.
  • Add finely chopped mango pieces to the sieved juice.
  • Boil again till raw mango pieces turn tender.
  • Now add powdered jaggery. Simmer till it melts.
  • Remove the mixture from the flame and leave aside.
  • Heat one tsp oil and add mustard seeds.
  • When mustard seeds start spluttering, add neem flower and saute till the mixture becomes light brown.
  • Add salt and chili powder. Mix well.
  • Mix tamarind juice with neem flower.
  • Neem Pachidi is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
Patricia John posted 24/07/2008
seems simple...will try