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.

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Arachu kalaki - side dish for poricha kuzhumbu Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  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.
Recipe Notes

     Serve with rice and poricha kuzhumbu.

Enjoy!

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18 Comments

  1. Nice recipe …looks very yum

     
  2. Sangeetha Nambi
  3. Never had this,looks delicious

     
  4. Veena Theagarajan

    So yummy this is new to megreat-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

     
  5. jeyashrisuresh

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

     
  6. srividhya Ravikumar

    very new recipe..love it…

     
  7. Premalatha Aravindhan

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

     
  8. Shama Nagarajan

    Super inviting..Join me in Fast Food – Vermicilli event here : http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.in/2012/10/fast-food-event-vermixilli-for-october.html

     
  9. New to me… N love it

     
  10. RAKS KITCHEN

    We make the same with gooseberry. Love it a lot 🙂

     
  11. Lubna Karim

    New to me…sounds yum….

     
  12. Haven’t heard of this before but sounds fabulous

     
  13. Priya Sreeram

    my hubby’s fav;looks swell

     
  14. wow…looks wonderfulTasty Appetite

     
  15. Priya Suresh

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

     
  16. My neighbour makes it . i wish to try 🙂

     
  17. SHILPY MALHOTRA

    sounds yummy..happy to follow u..would be glad if u follow back :)http://vaishnavacooking.blogspot.in/

     
  18. 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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