KAIRI PACHADI

Kairi Pachadi is a sweet and sour dish from the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar. It is a quick and easy dish to prepare and goes very well with rice and curries. The NKGSB cuisine of Karwar uses a lot of fresh coconut and jaggery in the daily cooking. The dishes vary, but the base i.e. coconut is the same.

Raw mango and jaggery form a terrific combination in regards to taste as well as nutrition. Raw mango is high in Vit C and jaggery provides with iron. But, it is the Vit C which helps our body to absorb the iron into our system. That’s the reason maybe, that our traditional foods always had something rich in Vit C in our foods, like tamarind, kokum, curds, solaa, etc. This, this pachadi surely scores high on the health quotient!

For some more delicious and unique side dishes, do take a look at the following dishes too….

  1. Fresh Turmeric Ginger Pickle In Lemon Juice
  2. Mirchi Cha Thecha
  3. Vadhwani Marcha Nu Athaanu
  4. Sukki Lasni Chutney

Here’s the recipe for Kairi Pachadi….

Prep Time : 15 min

Serves : 7-8

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 1/2 cup Grated Raw Mango (Kairi Cha Kees)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 5-6 tbs Jaggery
  • 1 1/2 tsp Karwari Saraswat Saambar Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt To Taste

METHOD :

  1. To make Kairi Pachadi, first rinse well the raw mango and peel it.
  2. Grate it and rub in about 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  3. Squeeze the grated raw mango tightly to discard any water it might have released.
  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add to it, the Saraswat Saambar Masala, red chilli powder, jaggery and salt to taste.
  5. Mash the jaggery with your fingers and mix well into the whole mixture.
  6. Add the grated fresh coconut and mix again. Check seasoning and adjust if required.
  7. Serve this delicious Kairi Pachadi as a side with some steamed rice and Daali Toay alongwith Garlic Mushroom Stir Fry by the side!

Note :

The quantity of jaggery should be adjusted as per the sourness of the raw mango used.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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