Monday, September 3, 2012

Prune Pachadi / Sweet & Spicy Prune Chutney

Today's recipe is something sweet & spicy with Fresh Prune, Prune Pachadi. Last week H bought a big box of fresh prunes, it tasted similar to plum but few were raw n half ripe. So I wanted to experiment with those prunes, but not jam or juice something sweet n spicy which suits well with rice n rotis/dosa as a side dish. Then tried this pachadi, similar to my Raw Mango pachadi. Fresh Prunes are thoroughly washed, deseeded, chopped n boiled till mushy and then cooked with jaggery n chili powder. I did not do seasoning like the regular pachadi. The result was awesome n it tasted so delicious with mild spicy, i just love eating it as such :) But my kids were not attracted by the color n texture of it :( they liked only the fresh prunes. We both liked it n he said that the sweet n spicy reminds him of  Elantha Vadai(Indian jujube, pounded with red chili,jaggery,tamarind n salt). Ok Now to the recipe...

Ingredients

  1. Fresh Prunes     30-35 no.
  2. Jaggery       1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
  3. Salt      1/4 tsp
  4. Chili Powder         1/2-1 tsp


Method
  • First soak prunes in lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes, then wash well and drain completely. 
  • Then peel the skin, cut in to two halves n remove seed and chop roughly.
  • Do this for all the fruits.
  • Now transfer the chopped fruits to a skillet, add water up to the level n sprinkle salt n cook in medium heat until it turns soft n mushy.
  • After that add powdered jaggery and cook till it melts n raw smell leaves.
  • Then add chili powder and cook in medium heat until it thicken n start rolling over the sides of the pan.
  • That's it...Prune Pachadi / Chutney ready. Serve warm.
Notes:
Once it cool down, transfer the content to a clean air tight container n store it in refrigerator for 1 week.
Use dry n clean spoon, serve as an accompaniment with rotis, dosa, adai, curd rice, etc.
If u want can add 1tsp Tamarind Paste along with chili powder n cook.



18 comments:

  1. Not seen fresh prunes in India.. very interesting recipe and looks delish :)

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  2. It is very interesting and new recipe

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  3. I tasted the dried prunes but never got 2 taste the fresh ones...this chutney sounds delicious

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  4. Delicious and mouthwatering pachadi. Prunes look so fresh and colorful. Lovely recipe.
    Deepa

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  5. Slurp,pachadi looks absolutely divine and fingerlicking.

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  6. Great recipe Sangee, I had some prunes & was wondering what to do...as if you read my mind. Will make this

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  7. Awesome looking chutney.I am sure it tasted awesome too.

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  8. Healthy ,delicious and innovative...nice recipe dear!!

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  9. Pachadi using prunes...mmmm...sounds interesting...looks delicious

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  10. now who could have thought abt this recipe??! super!

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  11. very innovative never thought of prunes in chutney.........superb........

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  12. nice recipe.. sounds yumm.. new to me..

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  13. love your sweet sour and spicy prune chutney!

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