Packed with 6 flavour of tastes like sweet(Inippu), salt(Uppu), spice(Urappu), bitter(Kasapu), sour(Pulippu) and astringent(thuvarpu)
Raw Mango Pachadi (Mangai Pachadi), is one of the traditional and scrumptious pachadi. We used to prepare this yummy pachadi for Tamil New Year’s day. I love to make this anytime during the mango season. Generally a pachadi for Tamil New Year’s day should have all the 6 flavour of tastes like sweet(Inippu), salt(Uppu), spice(Urappu), bitter(Kasapu), sour(Pulippu) and astringent(thuvarpu). Significance of this is to make us understand that life is a combination of mixed emotions like good, bad, happy, sorrow, victory and defeat. We have to learn to face them equally. Here jaggery for sweet, salt for salty, red chilli for spice, neem flower for bitter, Raw Mango for sour and Turmeric for Astringent.
Like Ugadhi Pachadi, this Raw Mango Pachadi (Mangai Pachadi) is a traditional food we make on the auspicious day of Tamil New Year’s Day. Along with this yummy Pachadi, we have a tradition to make Paruppu Vadai, Vepampoo Rasam, Paruppu Payasam. Check out more about Tamil New Year’s Day Recipes.
Peel, Chop, Cook Mango
Sweeten up Pachadi
In a separate pan, pour the oil and when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds begins to sputter, add curry leaves and broken chilli and fry for 10 seconds. Add these seasoned ingredients to the pachadi. Then in the same pan fry the neem flower till they turn golden brown and add these to the pachadi