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Oct 15, 2012

Arachu kalaki - side dish for poricha kuzhumbu

      Arachu kalaki is a very popular dish from kerala. As I belong to Tirunelveli in tamil nadu, we have some dishes from kerala in our staple diet like Olan which I had posted ages ago.
     This is made from small(really small) raw mangoes which is mixed with rock salt and chilly powder in a barani( container for pickles especially). As it ages, the salt brings out the water, the raw mango shrinks, softens,  absorbs the flavours making it suitable for consumption. I will try to post the recipe for this pickle sometime in future.
     So then  whenever poricha kuzhumbu (my hubby calls it poricha kootu, I think natives from Tanjore call it that way) is made, arachu kalaki is a surely prepared along with it.We used to love it when mom made this when we were kids. When I got a bottle of maavadu /vadu maangai from our relatives sometime ago, I make it a point to make this along with poricha kuzhumbu( have made it several times by now actually). And I was quite excited when I made this for the first time.
      It is really delicious and makes a excellent side dish.
arachu kalaki recipe

Ingredients-
Maavadu pickle/vadu maangai(small raw mango pickle)- 4-5 pieces
Grated coconut(fresh)- 1/2 cup
Green chillies- 1-2 chopped
Ginger - 1 small piece cut into tiny pieces.
Curd-1 1/2  to 2 cups(beaten)

Seasoning-
 Oil-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Udid dal-1tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Curry leaves- few
maavadu pachadi
Method-
  Combine the maangai , coconut, green chillies and ginger in a blender and grind it to a smooth paste adding few drops of water. Add the curd to this paste and mix well.
    Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, udid dal , asafoetida and curry leaves. When it crackles ,add it to the curd mixture. Mix well.
     Serve with rice and poricha kuzhumbu.
vaadu maangai pachadi
Enjoy!

18 comments:

Priti S said...

Nice recipe ...looks very yum

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love the name...
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Prathibha said...

Never had this,looks delicious

Veena Theagarajan said...

So yummy this is new to me
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jeyashrisuresh said...

My friend's mil makes this, i have tasted that too. Very nicely done.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

very new recipe..love it...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I too tasted it,never mind to taste again,if u pass it:)

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Akila said...

New to me... N love it

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We make the same with gooseberry. Love it a lot :)

Lubna Karim said...

New to me...sounds yum....

Laavanya said...

Haven't heard of this before but sounds fabulous

Priya Sreeram said...

my hubby's fav;looks swell

Jay said...

wow...looks wonderful
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Priya said...

The name itself sounds fabulous, i do the same with gooseberries but never tried with mangoes.

Chitra said...

My neighbour makes it . i wish to try :)

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Shammi said...

Totally Tirunelveli, this! :) I LOVE the combination of this pachadi with poricha kuzhambu. My mother would make this pachadi if there were any oversoft vadu manga (which we kids hated) - and boy, how we waited for it! :)

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