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Sep 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...


  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

  • 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.
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.


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

  2. It is very interesting and new recipe

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

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

  5. flavourful chutney looks wonderful

  6. Slurp,pachadi looks absolutely divine and fingerlicking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. love your sweet sour and spicy prune chutney!


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