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
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 / Maavadu picklevadu maangai(small raw mango pickle)- -5 pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut Grated (fresh)
  • 1 - 2 Green chillies - chopped
  • 1 Ginger - small piece cut into tiny pieces.
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Curd -(beaten)
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp dal Udid
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves - few
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 / Maavadu picklevadu maangai(small raw mango pickle)- -5 pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut Grated (fresh)
  • 1 - 2 Green chillies - chopped
  • 1 Ginger - small piece cut into tiny pieces.
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Curd -(beaten)
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp dal Udid
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves - few
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 thoughts on “Arachu kalaki – side dish for poricha kuzhumbu”

  1. 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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