Category: Pachadi/Salad/Raitha

Nellikai Arachukalakki

Arachukalakki is a distinctive dish of Palakkad Iyers. This is a best side dish for molagushyam, mulagootal. You can also have this as a main course.  It is an easy recipe consisting of two steps – grinding and mixing. Hence the name arachukalakki(Arachu-grind,kalakki – mix). Coconut and curd are the two main ingredients. You can also make this by adding...

Thakkali Carrot Thayir pachadi

Thayir pachadi is a simple South Indian style raita made with with some raw vegetables, mixed with curd. It pairs well with paruppu vadai, paratha and is made on festival days. This is a traditional recipe made for feast. There are different types of pachadi and this is one of my favourite pachadi that my mom makes at home. It...

Kosumalli

Kosumalli is a healthy easy salad that is included in every Kannadian’s house during festive days. This is made on Rama navami and offered to the Lord. INGREDIENTS      Moong dhal-1 cup Carrot-1 Cucumber-1 Unripened mango-1/2 Coconut- 4tbsp Green chilli-1 Lemon juice-1tsp Coriander- 4 tbsp chopped Salt- As required      For Seasoning Oil-1 tsp Mustard -1 tsp Soak the...

Raitha

Raita is an Indian salad or side dish made with yoghurt and chopped vegetables of your choice. Pachadi is the South-indian variation of raita. Every Indian family would like to have curd either plain or in the form of raita or as lassi. Raita goes best with roti and any variety rice, pulav, fried rice and briyani. They are cool...

Naarthangai(Citron) pachadi

This is a different recipe I learnt from my grand mom and my mom. I should thank my school teacher cum neighbour (Alphonsa miss and George uncle) for giving us meyer lemon(A variety of lemon) everytime it ripens in their house.  So with that my grandma started making salted meyer lemons out of it. It is my grandpa’s favourite and...

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