Mangai Pachadi/Sweet and Sour Mango Chutney

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The highlight of Puthandu/Tamil New Year is the 'Mangai Pachadi' ~ a Pachadi/chutney made out of raw mangoes, jaggery, chilli powder and neem flowers, with Arusuvai or six tastes. This signifies all the different aspects of our life. Apart from the special Pachadi, Vadai and Payasam are served with Rice, Sambhar and Rasam.
Mangai Pachadi 2

A delicacy for the New Year’s day in different regions of Tamilnadu and elsewhere in India, this pachadi is made for its significance of Arusuvai. Different recipes are followed and I am blogging the recipe from Athai (mother-in-law) which is a little different from Amma`s procedure with the ingredients being the same.

List of Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup jaggery powdered/ crushed  
  2. 2 sour mangoes 
  3. 1 Teaspoon chilli powder
  4. ½Teaspoon neem flowers
  5. ½Teaspoon mustard
  6. ¼teaspoon salt
001Mangai/ Green Mango 003 Ingredients for Pachadi
004 Mixed with Chilli Powder & Salt 006 Cooked Mango in Jaggery Syrup


  1. Peel or scrape the skin of the mangoes and make thin slices ( approximately 4 cups).
  2. Pressure cook with chilli powder and salt.
  3. In a heavy bottomed vessel, melt the jaggery to a thick syrup.Mix the cooked mangoes.
  4. Season with mustard and finally add neem flowers.
Serve with Chappati, dosai or rice 
Mangai Pachadi 1 


  1. i love the tangy, sweet n sour taste of the pachadi!

  2. I was hoping you will post the pachadi recipe. I don' have the neem flowers but the green is ready to go.

  3. Love the Pachadi, I made some for Ugadi. Love the color! :)

  4. Am drooling lovely color nice pickle.. slurrp!! All I need is some curd rice now... ;)

  5. I love this pachadi .. my grandmother use to make it .. thanks for the post ......

  6. looks so good and yummy! I love mango pachadi :)

  7. totally yummy - they serve this during weddings and I remember licking it off the banana leaf :)

  8. Its a Drool-Worthy Pachadi!! Very simple Recipe..kandippa try pannanum..

  9. mouthwatering pachadi mango is my fav. if it is raw or fruit love this sweet and tangy taste ummmm yummy

  10. That really looks great, awesome color!

  11. Wow mango pachadi my fav! looks spicy!

  12. wow delicious chutney. my mouth waters :)

  13. Happy tamil new year. the manga pachadi looks tempting and delicious.

  14. Lovely pachadi very colourful....


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