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August 28, 2010

NARTHANGAI / KOLINGIKAI PACHADI

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I am a big fan of this pachadi..I learnt this from my MIL.She makes it very nicely. . Thanks to my MIL for preparing this just for me …Here comes the ingredients with a picture ..
naarthangai pachadi 1`

INGREDIENTS :
  • NARTHANGAI or KOLINGIKAI – 2 NOS
  • Tamarind – Big lemon size
  • Salt – 2-3 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp
  • Water – As needed.
To temper :
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing /Asafetida– 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly – 15 – 20 nos
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
To dry roast & grind :
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Asafetida – 1/2 tsp
Method :
  • Soak tamarind in warm water for half an hour and extract the juice from it.
  • Slice the narthangai or kolingikai into concentric circles and cut into small cubes by removing the seeds.
  • Make sure u deseed properly becoz it may induce bitterness.
  • In a kadai dry roast the methi seeds till golden brown and Grind it to a fine powder along with turmeric powder & hing.
  • In the same kadai add 3 tbsp of oil and temper mustard seeds , urad dal , curry leaves , slit green chilly and 1/2 tsp of hing in the same order.Saute very nicely such that the skin of the green chillies gets shrunken & change into white color .
  • In a cooker vessel take the narthangai pieces , tempered items & tamarind extract , salt , powdered items, jaggery & required water(add the water to cover the narthangai completely).
  • Pressure cook and remove..( If u feel there is excess water , allow it to boil for sometime..)
Enjoy with curd rice :)
naarthangai pachadi

NOTE : We dont get naarthangai all round the year but we easily get kadaarangai and kolingikai .So follow the same procedure and make pachadi with these veggies ..U can see the picture of narthangai below :)
naarthangai


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25 comments :

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

My grandma makes it often. Goodclick.

? said...

Good snapshots; looks delicious!
Wish we could get these lemons here...

Raks said...

I am just opposite to you,have never touched this when amma makes this ;) Nice click!

Priya Suresh said...

I just love this narthangai pachadi, havent had since long..makes me drool..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Have heard of only narthanga urukai. Pachadi looks very tasty. Sure to prepare when I get hands on Narthangai here.Thanks for sharing a wonderful pachadi.

Chitra said...

Thank u friends :)

Unknown said...

My fav pachadi.. my version also same.. but i dont get it here..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Never had this pachadi !! Looks delicious and very tempting !!

Puja said...

Looks delicious..beautiful clicks too!!

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum...new recipe for me

Hayley said...

Mouth watering..great clicks !

Unknown said...

Havent heard abt this...looks super yum!

SHRIANNALAKSHMI said...

Have heard about this pachidi, but never tasted it. The way you have made the click has made my mind to try this.

Unknown said...

Hey Chitra,

I loved the narthangai...thanx for stopping by...do visit often!!!

Sameena@
www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

After reading this I raised my shoulder thinking of the sourness ;) this is so new a must try dish!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yummy! lovely click too...

chef and her kitchen said...

Looks really nice....nice combination wid curd rice..

jayasree said...

Amma makes a simple pickle with salt, turmeric and fenugreek powder. This has more spices in it and sounds delicious too.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow..this is totally completely thoroughly awesome...perfect.
you are welcome in my blogs.

Rekha shoban said...

best combo with curd rice....

Rachana said...

Looks so delicious! Beautiful clicks!

Kalyani said...

wow the pachadi looks spicy and wonderful with curd rice .........

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow...all time favourite..sour,tangy,sweet recipe...your's looks awesome...1st time here dear..lovely recipes..do visit mine whenever..following you..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow this looks so tasty....Superb clicks
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Love narthangai.. pickle..
u have presented it soo well
thanks for dropping by too..
Try the BG pickle and lemme know.