Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Mango pachadi

This is an ozhichukari – curry for mixing with rice – made with the Indian cucumber and mango. Peel the cucumber and chop it into small pieces. Now, add a little salt and water, and cook it. Take a sour mango, peel it and chop it into small pieces. Add it to the cooked cucumber, bring to boil, and then lower the flame.

When the mango is cooked, add in a ground mixture of grated coconut, chilli powder, and shallots and some pounded mustard. Heat and wait for the bubbles to start. Once it starts to bubble up, remove from the flame and add some spluttered mustard seeds. With that, the pachadi is done.

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