Saturday, January 30, 2016

Orange peel curry / Orange peel pachadi

Orange peels are an excellent source of Vitamin C and have many medicinal properties. . So I prepared this recipe by using the skin of orange. . the main ingredient here is the peels of an orange. The unique combination of orange and tamarind gives such a nice flavor to this pachadi. The bitterness of the peels, the tanginess of the tamarind, the spiciness of the chillies and the sweetness of the jaggery gaves  unique taste.It goes well with curd rice, chapathi, idli& dosa.


 Orange Peel  -1cup

 Tamarind - a lemon-sized ball

 Green chillies – 3

Red chillie– 1

Fresh ginger– 1 tsp

Hing – 1 pinch

Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Channadal – 1 tblsp 

Salt -as per taste

Sambar powder – 1 tsps

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Jaggery – 2 to 3 tbsps

Curry leaves – a few

Seasame Oil – 2 tblsp
1.Soak tamarind for 10 minutes, and then extract 1 cup of juice and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds ,Fenugreek seed and bengal gram dhal s ,allow to splutter.
3.Then Add hing, red chillies, green chillies and the ginger and fry for few seconds.
4.Now add the chopped orange peels and the curry leaves and sautéin low flame for 2 min.
5.Finally add tamarind water salt, turmeric powder, and sambar powder and cook on low heat till oranges are cooked.
6.Now add  the jaggery and mix well. Cook this till the pachadi would have thickened.
7.Remove from heat. Now Pachadi is Ready to serve.