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Pachadi series: Dondakaya pachadi (Tindora chutney)

Posted by Madhavi on May 1, 2009


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  • Tindora: about 25
  • Green chilles:  5
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves :2
  • few curry leaves
  • tamarind paste – 3 tsps
  • jaggery/sugar: 1/4th tsp (optional)
  • salt to taste and
  • talimpu ingredients.



Wash the tindora and cut the edges off. Cut the tindora to small pieces.

Slit the green chilles.

In a pan put the cumin seeds and fry for few seconds. Remove.

In the same pan, add some oil, green chilles, curry leaves and the tindora. Add some salt and cook till the vegetable becomes soft. Cool completely.

Take a mixer, add the cumin seeds and run it for few seconds. Then add the sauteed tindora, garlic cloves, tamarind paste and salt. Grind till soft. Check the seasonings.

Do the talimpu (popu/tadka) with a tsp of oil, bit of mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp each of chana dal, urad dal and cumin.  Also add few curry leaves and hing.

Mix the tadka and jaggery with  pachadi and serve it with chapathi or white rice.

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7 Responses to “Pachadi series: Dondakaya pachadi (Tindora chutney)”

  1. Mala said

    Hi Madhavi,

    Awesome Pachafdi… Love the tindoras in any form and what better way to enjoy than a pachadi.. I am a huge fan of pachadi’s….

    I am waiting so eagerly for your Pachadi series posts… If you can, can you please post recipes for Cabbage Pachadi and Bendakaya Pachadi ?

    Thanks !


    Thanks mala. I am definitely going to put the pachadi’s you have asked for.

  2. Preethi said

    I just stumbled onto your site the other day and tried the bobbatlu. They turned out well. Can you please post a recipe for beerakaya pachadi as well? Thank you!

  3. please put bendekayi pachdi on website…didnt know what pachdi meant. but now loving it…thanks

  4. […] Pachadi series: Dondakaya pachadi (Tindora chutney) […]

  5. shyamala s said

    U hv not mentioned anythng abt tamrind, jaggery etc….

  6. sowjanya said

    good reciepe

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