Apr 20, 2009

PANDU MIRAPAKAYA PACHADI

Pickles(ooragaya) is one of the main part in Andhra people s menu. For a typical Andhrite, no meal is complete with out this pickle s.specialy summer means pickle season for Andhra people.Every body knows that Andhra pradesh is very famous for variety of pickles. In this pickles series first comes this very hot, spicy, tangy fresh Red chilli pickle .Normaly Amma use Guntur pandu mirapakayalu for this pickle but here I don't get that variety red chilies so I used Thai hot red chilies for this yummy pickle. One more name for this pickle is Korivi Khaaram. And here is the recipe for this unique Andhra pickle.......... INGREDIENTS:----
Fresh red chillies ---- 1/2 kg(500 gms)
Tamarind --- 50 gms (if need more tangy taste can add 75 gms)
Salt ---- 150 gms
Turmeric powder ---- 1 tab sp
Mustard powder --- 2 tab sp
Fenugreek powder --- 1 tab sp
FOR SEASONING:----
Oil --- 1 tab sp (that means nearly 200 ml)
Mustard seeds --- 1 tea sp tea sp
Garlic cloves --- 6 no. lightly crushed


METHOD:----
1. Clean fresh red chilies with a clean cloth(don't wash ). Remove the stems and grind coarsely with salt and turmeric powder.(traditionaly we grind this pickle in a stone mortar-pestle(roolu).
2.Clean and remove the seeds from the tamarind and add tamarind to chilli paste mix well and let it soak for 2-3 days.
3.On third day grind red chilli and tamarind mixture in to a coarse paste,adjust the salt according to spiciness of the red chilies(some times spiciness reducess after few days.)
4. Add mustard powder,fenugreek powder mix well and store it in a clean dry air-tight container.
5.You can start serving this pickle after 1 week. Before serving season the pickle with.
6. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add lightly crushed garlic and add this seasoning to red chili pickle.
7. Mix well and serve.You can serve this with rice, idli, dosa,
8. This will stay for 1 year.
Enjoy the traditional Andhra pickle.
Note: Always use clean dry air-tight container to store the pickle.
Use clene dry spoon to take out the pickle.
You can store this pickle in fridge also. If you follow this recipe no need to keep it in the fridge.

24 comments:

Varunavi said...

Lol my fav rekha.I love to eat this.Parcel it for me :)

rekhas kitchen said...

yes sure varunavi

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..what a spicy one...

Prathibha said...

Very nice tempting pics n pickle...even we prepare this at home..:)
Hot rice,pickle n ghee..heaven on earth!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

My tastebuds are oozing buddy....Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.

Aparna Prabhu said...

rekha ur pickle is tempting ne idea of pareclling them to saudi??? If yeh then il give u my add.. ;)

Priya said...

Wow thats so hot and spicy!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, spicy Pachadi... I dont mind having this even for breakfast... Color is sooo inviting....

vidhas said...

lovley colour, looks really hot.

Priti said...

WOW it looks so damn gud dear....bookmarked !

Madhumathi said...

Mouthwatering recipe!

Ann said...

Lots of effort..looks so yummy and colorful!!

Pooja said...

Hot and spicy pickle with nice red color..looking yummy rekha..

Cilantro said...

Love the pickle for its spice.

Ushanandini said...

Hot and spicy pickle! Slurp! nice colour and pics. I tried your maida halwa. It was very tasty! Everyone loved it.Thanks!

Ramya said...

not and spicy wud be mouthwatering
for pickle lovers

Lavanya said...

rekha..my husband loves pickles..he is true andhra guy..he will not complete his lunch/dinner without pickle..looks so spicy n yummy..i will give a try sometime ..my mother used to make the same pickle but i dont know the recipe..next time i will ask my mom and i will try it..in b/w thnaks for the recipe!!

Uma said...

ooh, ooh Rekha! My mom used to make this pachadi too! Chala chala baaguntundi! Kaaram aduruthundi kadaa! But still it's so yummy. As Prathibha said, hot rice, ghee and this pickle is like heaven on earth :)

Superchef said...

mmm...love love andhra pickles...they have something totally differnet in them that makes them so great!!! could you pls send me some??

Cham said...

This one is a killer recipe, sad i didn't spot any hot chillis

Cynthia said...

I'm drooling at those pickles.

LG said...

OMG..it looks yummy! Loved it Rekha. Thanks for the recipe

Vanamala said...

nice pickle..i think whole southindians usually make pickles on this season in india. In my fly also likes pickles

Divya Vikram said...

Great preserve! Loks spicy and yummy! Loveing your menu on the sidebar!