MANGO PACHADI WITH AGAVE NECTAR


Mango pachadi is a true delicacy for us. Prepared with unripe mangoes and jaggery, this simple dish is such a relish with just rice and curd or rasam. I tried this pachadi with agave nectar from the request of a friend who was also cutting down her carbs. Initially I thought of adding honey with any sugar substitute for the pachadi but from the diabetic stand-point, though jaggery and honey are considered healthy and wholesome (these do not raise the triglycerides as compared to refined sugar for people with diabetics) but they are still on the high glycemic index range. High glycemic index foods generally raise the blood sugars quickly compared to their counterparts. Agave nectar is a natural sweetener with low glycemic index and the perfect substitute for honey or molasses. I felt this was perfect for this pachadi, moreover the taste of this mango pachadi was as close to the traditional dish made with jaggery. Dear friends, do try this dish with agave nectar and let me know how it turned out for you :)


INGREDIENTS:

  1. Unripe mangoes, 2.
  2. Agave nectar, any type, darker version gives a good color to the dish, ½ cup or more, depending upon sweetness.
  3. Salt, a pinch.
  4. Curry leaves, a handful.
  5. Red chilies, 1-2.
  6. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon


PREPARATION:

Peel the skin off the mangoes and cut into small bite-size pieces. Heat a pan with some oil. Add the mustard seeds when the oil is hot and let them splutter. Then add the red chilies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. The chilies can be kept whole or broken according to heat preferences. Then add the mangoes along with salt and enough water to cover the mangoes and cook closed under medium flame for 10-12 minutes until the mangoes are cooked and tender. At this point, add the agave nectar and mix everything well. Cook for 5 more minutes and switch off the stove. Enjoy mango pachadi with any type rice varieties or chapathis.

37 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Agave nectar is something that I first came to know from Yasmeen's blog. Good to know that you have tried something with it.

Pachadi looks great. Anything made with mango is divine!

Pavithra said...

Is this a substitute for sugar geeta ? do we get in india ?... Looks delicious and healthy . I want to try it too ...

PriyaRaj said...

i will also do in the same way ,but usually i will add sugar or jag ,but with agave nectar is new ...cool..Happy ugadi

Sarah Naveen said...

Agave nectar is new to me :)...Mango pachadi looks so yummy

vidhas said...

Pachadi looks delicious. i love this. But Agave nectar is new to me.

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks really nice, tangy...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pachadi with Agave nectar sounds very interesting!!!!!

Thx for sharing :-)

Kiran said...

Hi Gita,the recipe looks very nice and yummy.I heard about Stevia but Agave nectar is new to me.

Padhu said...

Pachadi looks yummy! We cannot get agave nectar here. Is there any alternative.

Swapna Sree said...

woow!!pachadi looks beautiful and yummy....never knew abt agave nectar ...will must give try...

Jagruti said...

Mango pachadi looks so tempting and delicious..;-))love it..I make very similar way too...

Astra Libris said...

Yay for agave necter!! :-) Gorgeous photo, too!!

Supriya Nair said...

The mango pacchadi looks good...agave nectar is new to me...thanks for sharing this recipe..

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy pachadi dear..

PALATABLE said...

Pachadi looks delicious but never know that we could use agave nectar for this....

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kitchen queen said...

hmmm!pachadi looks tempting and inviting keep some for me.

Vrinda said...

Gr8 pachadi recipe with agave nectar

kothiyavunu said...

Oh wow! I can almost get the taste here just by looking at the pics! It looks tangy and appetizing!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Good substitute for diabetic patients...now they can alter many recipes with, this instead of refined sugar.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pachadi looks appetizing Gita.Mango makes me drool:) Nice intro for the low glycemic index foods.

Rachana Kothari said...

A very delicious recipe... using agave nectar is a good idea!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That sounds very good! Looks very nice too!

Nandini said...

Sounds interesting! Cool pachadi!!
Happy ugadi!!!

sangi said...

Never heard of 'Agave Nectar' before.
Pachadi luks absolutely delicious...shld try ur version soon.tnx 4 the info.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Thanks for the idea of using agave nectar in our dishes, wherever possible. Pachadi looks good n I love the color.

Meena said...

very innovative to use agave nectar, gita!

Valarmathi said...

Yummy and tangy pachadi, looks delicious.

Prathibha said...

Looks nice...never used agave nectar...pacchadi wid it sounds nice

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Kalai said...

lovely dish with agave nectar!

Vrinda said...

Thanx for the B'day wishes

Parita said...

Mango pachadi looks delicious, ymmm!

Aparna said...

Whats that nectar?? never heard ..mango pachadi luks gr8 ,thick too

Siddhi S said...

wow nice pachdi with agave nectar...must try

Chef Jeena said...

I bet this tasted fabulous using the agave.

Vaishali said...

The mango pachadi looks incredible, Gita.
Hope you had a great weekend with all the great weather we were having-- until this morning :)

gautami said...

Awesome recipe..Can you tell me where to buy Agave nector in India?