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Orange peel pachadi recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
orange peel pachadi
Orange- Peel -Pachadi

Orange peel pachadi is a traditional and authentic dish made at home . I have heard from my mom that my gradmother(father’s mom) makes this so well and she makes for my mom when she was pregnant with my sister. I have not made this or had this as i don’t like it much. During my recent trip to India, I saw my mom peeling oranges and when i asked her she told me that she is going to make the pachadi. I immediately took my camera and clicked the entire process . Though i don’t like it much during my childhood days, i liked it this time along with Vathal kuzhambhu rice. 
The pictures didn’t turn out well as the sunlight was bit harsh and i don’t have much time to wait and click.

Orange Peel Pachadi

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15Mins |   Yields : 1 cup

    Orange Peel   From 2 Oranges
    Green chilli  2-3
    Tamarind Water 2 cups (thin extract)
    Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
    Sambar powder    1 and 1/2 tsp
    Jaggery 1/4 cup
   Red chilli 1
    Oil 2 tsp
    Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
    Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves few
   Salt As needed



  • Take out the skin of 2 Oranges.
  • Cut them into thin stripes. Cut the green chilies

Orange peel
Cut orange peel

  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds,curry leaves, asafoetida and red chilli.
  • Add the green chilies and the cut orange peel. Saute for a minute in medium flame.

Add orange peel

  • Add the tamarind extract taken from small lemon sized tamarind.
  • Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt.

Add tamarind
add sambar powder

  • Allow this to boil in a medium flame. Let this mixture become a  semi thick gravy and the orange ppels would have cooked by now.

orange peel pachadi
orange pachadi

  • Switch off the flame. Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • This orange pachadi can be stored in a refrigerator for a  week.
  • A best combo for curd rice too.

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Veena Theagarajan January 6, 2014 - 1:58 pm

looks yum and refreshing

AparnaRajeshkumar January 6, 2014 - 2:20 pm

picture nalla dhan jey irukku. never heard this .... have to ask amma 😀

MSUSMA January 6, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Pachadi with orange peels sounds interesting

Uma Ramanujam January 6, 2014 - 6:40 pm

so true..We even make stirfry using rawbanana peel. Like all the traditional recipes.

Shruti J January 6, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Never thought of something like this!!! I always considered peels useless in cooking 🙁 Lovely this looks...

See ya sometime @ www.cookingwithsj.com 🙂

Chitra Ganapathy January 7, 2014 - 6:03 am

Recipe sounds great no matter how the picture looks:).Happy new year wishes to u n ur family.

Wer SAHM January 7, 2014 - 6:35 am

best way to use the peels... nice post dear

Kaveri Venkatesh January 7, 2014 - 7:15 am

I love this pulikachal..the orange peel gives it a nice zesty flavor...We love to have with our molagootal

Hamaree Rasoi January 7, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Colorful and lovely looking orange peel pachadi. Wonderfully taken pics.

v.s.banu January 8, 2014 - 7:01 am

This is new to me. But looks really colorful..

Home Cooked Oriya Food January 9, 2014 - 3:23 am

looks lovely! And no wastage... wow!

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