Dine with Danika


Andhra Style Instant Pandu Mirpakaya Pachadi

Cuisine: South Indian
Serve as: Side dish

Spicy pickles are an essential part of Andhra cuisine. As being an Indian I love Pickles very much. But I can't eat same pickle for long time. So I make pickles in small quantities and enjoy every Pickle.

This time I was carving for Pandu Mirapakaya /Palla Karam Pachadi So I made this Today.

It is the perfect combination with hot steamed rice and ghee.

Making this pickle is an easier task compared to the other ones.

You can have this within minutes just by grinding the required ingredients.

    Prep: 10 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Total: 20 minutes

    Quantity: 10 servings


    For Dry Roast

    • 3/4 tsp Jeera
    • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds 
    • 1/4 tsp Fenugreed seeds

    For Pachadi

    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 2 cups Red chillies - chopped
    • Tamarind - small lemon sized
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp Jeera
    • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
    • Little Asafoetida/hing
    • Little Sugar
    • Salt to taste

    Preparation method

    1. Take a pan, add little jeera, mustard seeds and few fenugreek seeds. 
    2. Dry roast well and grind to make fine powder. Keep aside.
    3. Now Grind the chillies, tamarind and salt into a coarse paste WITHOUT water.
    4. Take out into a mixie. Keep aside and proceed to prepare Tadka.
    5. Now in add oil to the pan, add mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal, asafoetida and saute.
    6. Now add ground red chilli paste and mix.
    7. Keep stirring and fry for 5 minutes. After that add the seasoning to the mixture .
    8. Finally add little sugar and fry again for 1 min.
    9. Dish out and store in an air tight container.
    10. Store in refrigerator to use for a week.
    11. This is eaten with rice & ghee. It also can be served as a side dish .