Mangai Pachadi For Tamil New Year | Mango Recipes

Accoding to Gregorian Calendar “puthandu” is celebrated on April 13 or 14 th every year.The 14th of April is the beginning of the first month Chittirai of the Tamil year (Vikrudhi year), which is celebrated as the New Year. This day is also popular as Varusha Pirappuv.This is an auspicious day for all Tamilians. The food eaten on the day is “Maanga Pachadi” .This dish is made of mangoes(pulippu),jaggery(enippu),neem flowers(kasappu),salt(uvarppu),chilli(karam) and tamarind(thuvarppu).It depicts that life has to face everything from success todefeat.Children are highly excited at the time of puthandu as they receive small gifts or cash from their parents and relatives.


Raw Mango – 1 Pealed and cut into small pieces
Red Chilies – 3

Jaggery – a small piece, crushed

Water – approx 3/4 cup

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/3 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/3 tsp

Tamarind lemon sized

Salt, to taste

Oil – 1/2 tsp


Heat oil in a pan and season with mustard, cumin seeds and Red chilies.

After a minute add the cut mango pieces and saute.
After about 3-4 minutes or so, add 3/4 cup of water, salt and turmeric.
Cover and allow to cook until the mango pieces soften.
Add the crushed jaggery and Tamarind mix until it dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly.
Finally sprinkle the neem flowers on the top(you can add the fried neem flowers also).Serve…

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  1. Eniya Tamil Puthandu Vazhthukal Prema..Manga pachadi recipe-ku nandri:-)amma veppam poo podanum nu solluvangha pachadi-la esp tamil puthanduku pannarathula..

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