Saturday, February 03, 2007

Kathirikkai-mangai pacchadi/Brinjal-green Mango curry

This is again ,one of my most fav. and unforgettable dish by grandma.You can serve it as a side dish or even as the main dish for rice or roti.I even like to have it as a side for dosas.You can do vendakkai-mangai/okra-mango pacchadi the same way.


Chinese brinjal - 1 (chopped into bite size) (you can use any type of brinjals for this)
Green/unripe Mango - 1/2 (chopped into bite size)
Coconut - 2tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Curry leaves - as needed
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2tsp
Onion - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
salt - as needed


Grind coconut,jeera,curry leaves and garlic into paste.In a pan, heat oil.Fry mustard,urad dal, curry leaves and onion.Fry till onion is golden brown.Add chopped brinjal to this and fry till its color changes.Then add chopped mango,red chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt one by one to this and saute for few more minutes.Finally add the coconut paste and let the curry boil well till everything is cooked.Adjust the amount of mango according to mango's sourness.I served this with plain rice and tapioca/maracheeni pappad.

Tips: Put chopped brinjals in water as soon as you chop them do avoid discoloration.


sra said...

Hi Maheswari, what does a tapioca papad look like? Will you post a photo?

sra said...

okay, i see it now! the pic didn't load earlier. is it found anywhere and everywhere or is it one of those home specialities?

Maheswari said...

sra,'s one of the home specialities.Get in or around kerala-tamilnadu border only.Tastes very good and on every visit back home, i bring whole a lot and store it in the refrigerator.

Asha said...

Hi Mahesh,lucky you get green mangoes!:)) Didh looks wonderful.I make Sago papads here in summer.Recipe was given to me by my Brahmin friend's mom.It puffs like a flower when fried,yummy.
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swapna said...

hi maheswari
this is my favourite too..

padmaja said...

HI Mahi
My mom-in-law makes this curry. I never tatsed this particular one, but my SIL tells me that it tastes delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.Nice snap.