Sep 6, 2008

Gooseberry Pachadi

This is my favorite pachadi. During gooseberry season in chennai, my patti used to make this and its very good to eat with plain white rice and a teaspoon of melted ghee. I am sending this recipe to Vani's AFAM (A Fruit A month) event. Here is the recipe.

  1. Gooseberry(nellikka) - 10
  2. Green chillies - 2
  3. Coconut- 1 tbsp
  4. Curd - 1 cup
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  7. mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  8. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  9. Curry leaves - few

First cut the goose berry into two and take out the seeds from it. Now put the goose berries in a microwave safe vessel and add 1/4 cup of water and microwave it for 2 mts. The gooseberries become tender now. Let it cool. Grind, the cooked gooseberries+green chillies+coconut into a fine paste. Add it to curd and mix required amount of salt to it. Take a pan, preheat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves and asafoetida powder to it and fry it till golden brown. Pour it on top of gooseberry-curd mixture. Now goose berry pachadi is ready to serve. We even call this gooseberry arachukalakki.
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