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 - side dish for poricha kuzhumbu
Arachu kalaki - side dish for poricha kuzhumbuArachu 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( contain...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Preparation Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Total Time15 minutesPT0H15M

Ingredients

Maavadu picklevadu maangai(small raw mango pickle)- -5 pieces
/4
Grated coconut(fresh)
1/2 cup
Green chillies- chopped
1-2
Ginger - small piece cut into tiny pieces.
1
Curd-(beaten)
1 1/2  to 2 cups
Seasoning
Oil
1tsp
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Udid dal
1tsp
Asafoetida
a pinch
Curry leaves- few

Steps

  1.   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.
  2.     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.

Arachu kalaki - side dish for poricha kuzhumbu

Enjoy!