APRICOT PACHADI


APRICOT PACHADI
When the world is getting crazy with the mango season, I just brought a big bag of apricots! I simply couldn’t resist myself when I saw some fresh apricots at the supermarket. My reason was that since I love the dry ones, I am sure to like the fresh ones too. One bite into the fruit proved me that I was wrong and hubby dear was right. It is as if he seems to know that I won’t like this fruit even before I tried it. The first thought that ran in my mind as soon as I had them were that they are as sour as mangoes, and hence this recipe. The first time we had this pachadi with rice, yogurt, and rasam, which was a delicious combo. This pachadi went well with rotis too. I have used light brown sugar here. Even jaggery or plain sugar can be used. The sugar can be substituted with Splenda or any other artificial sweeteners for health freaks like me :)

INGREDIENTS:
1. Apricots, medium-sized fruits, around 10.
2. Cardamom powder, 1 teaspoon.
3. Light brown sugar, 1 to 1-1/2 cups.

PREPARATION:
The method for cutting an apricot is the same as for cutting a peach or nectarine. Go along the edges with a knife, open the fruit and remove the pit. Chop the fruit into small pieces. I have kept the skin intact, if needed, they can be peeled. Take a pot and add the apricot pieces along with 1 cup of water and the cardamom powder. Let it cook under medium flame for 10-15 minutes until the fruit gets mushy and starts to thicken. Add the light brown sugar and mix well. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes and switch off the stove. Serve the pachadi with rice, rotis or it can be used as a topping for ice-cream.

VARIATION:
I have not used tadka here. If tadka is preferred, heat a small pot with one tablespoon of oil. When the oil gets hot, add ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add 1 sprig of curry leaves, 2 red chilies and fry everything for a few seconds. Pour this over the pachadi, mix well, and enjoy.

30 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Woww..wonderful recipe..thank you

MamaFaMi said...

I haven't tried eating rice with apricot. Wonder how it will taste like?

Parita said...

Thats very different recipe dear..looks mouth watering..yummy

Vrinda said...

Its a unique pachadi Gita..never tasted the fresh apricot,i always buy dry one..lov the color,yumm

Laavanya said...

I don't like apricots but love mango pachadi and if this tasted anything like that i'd be game to try - has a pretty colour too.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww..new idea...never thought abt a pachadi with apricot.. :)

Prathibha said...

Nice yummy pacchadi...

Pooja said...

Nice idea Gita...Looking yum..

Vij said...

Wow! quite innovative post dear!

Cham said...

I too saw plenty of fresh apricots good use of them :)

Valarmathi said...

Never tried. Lovely color. Looks tempting.

Sweta said...

I think my son will love it as a substitute for jam on his bread-lovely!!

Superchef said...

thats super innovative! good job!

Pooja said...

This is a lovely recipe! Very unique. Frankly I havent had apricots yet! Your post has tempted me to try out.

Uma said...

wow, what an innovative way to eat apricots? Looks so yummy Gita :)

Poornima Nair said...

Great dish..totally new.

Priya said...

Very unique and innovative pachadi Gia...looks yummy and lovely colour!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

never heard of this. very creative idea.

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, such a glorious, beautiful dish!! Sounds so scrumptious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Same pinchhh..even I felt its too sour fro me..so am sure this pachadi must have been yumm..:)

Nath said...

manggo season is also start happen in Indonesia :), Unique and so fresh..

Preeti Singh said...

Gita... very innovative recipe ...does Pachadi means "a side dish".

Chitra said...

very different & new to me:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You always bring the authentic recipes with wat u get there:) Just luv it:)

Vibaas said...

different and yum!! :D

Preeti Singh said...

Thanks Gita for your warm welcome..& thanks again for answering my question dear.

Sireesha said...

Ummmmmm very mouthwatering pachadi...

Seena said...

wow, made pachadi with apricots! :)

viki said...

wow ! a pachadi with apricot!!
Nice recipe.

Nithya said...

Thats a very creative dish.. it looks tempting. :) You have a yummy blog here. keep it going.. :)