Mar 7, 2008

Orange Zest pachadi

Orange zest (orange thol in tamil) is usually used for making face pack. This is something very different and tastes really good. The main ingredients are as follows...

Ingredients:-
  1. Orange Zest - 2 tbsp
  2. Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
  3. Jaggery - 1 tbsp
  4. Green chillies - 1 (add acc. to taste)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
For Seasoning:-
  1. Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Curry leaves - few leaves
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
First chop the orange zest into very tiny pieces or can even use a shredder. Keep it aside. Now take a pan, pre heat the oil add mustard seeds, when it splutters add asafoetida powder, Green chillies and curry leaves and let it fry till golden brown. Now put the chopped or shredded orange zest to it and saute for a minute. Now add the tamarind paste and add a cup of water, turmeric powder and salt to it and let the zest cook for 7 to 10 mts. When the zest is tender add the jaggery powder to it and mix it well. If necessary add some more water and let it boil for another 5 mts. This is a wonderful side dish for kootu rice, molagootal rice. This pachadi has variety of flavours like, sour tangy from orange zest, sweet from jaggery, sour from tamarind, spicy from green chillies.
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