Collection: Delicious Pachadi Recipes from South India

Sago Pachadi with Yoghurt

What is a pachadi? For many people, it is equivalent to a raita, and indeed there are curd or yoghurt based pachadi dishes that have similarities with the raitas of the North of India. They are both yoghurt based dishes that contain mashed, pounded or diced vegetables, less often fruit, and seasoned with spices. Pachadis vary from raitas in the flavourings and spices used. Typically a yoghurt based pachadi will contain coconut and be seasoned with mustard seeds, ginger, curry leaves and chillies. Raita is typically seasoned with coriander leaves, roasted cumin seeds, mint, chillies, chaat masala and/or other herbs and spices.

It is these yoghurt based pachadis that are the most well known variety of pachadi throughout India. Even Wikipedia believes these are the only pachadi varieties in some regions like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

But my goodness, there are quite a few variations of Pachadi, from the ground vegetable and green ones of Andhra Pradesh, to the mashed vegetables of the South, to ones that contain cooked vegetables or fruits in a white, non-dairy sauce, to the sweet pachadis of Kerala (also without yoghurt). Then there are pachadis with sago, bhoondi or poha. North Karnataka cuisine has some Koshambari varieties without yoghurt or curd which are also called Pachadis.

You can read more about different Pachadi types here. Today we bring you a collection of Pachadi recipes for your enjoyment.

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Pachadi Recipes

Yoghurt Based Pachadi Recipes

Bitter Melon Pachadi

Snake Gourd Pachadi

Dried Okra Pachadi

Crispy Sauteed Okra Pachadi

Crispy Okra Pachadi

Crispy Fried Okra

Okra Pachadi

South Indian Okra in Yoghurt

Dried Okra Pachadi

Onion Pachadi

Onion Raita

Pureed Tomato Pachadi

Thakkali Thayir Pachadi | Pureed Tomato in Yoghurt

Roasted Eggplant Pachadi

Ginger Coconut Pachadi

Cucumber Pachadi

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Dried Apricot Pachadi

Dried Apricot Pachadi

Dried Mango Pachadi

Dried Mango Pachadi

Carrot Pachadi

Boondhi Pachadi

Three Beautiful Pachadi Recipes – Cucumber, Mung Sprouts and Three-Coloured Pachadis

3 different Raitas/Pachadis

Tri Colour Pachadi

Tri Colour Raita

Sri Lankan Pachadi

Carrot Sambol

Carrot Sambol | Sri Lankan | Salads | Pachadi | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Coconut Based Pachadi

Okra Pachadi (Kerala)

Vendakka Kitchadi | Okra in a Coconut Yoghurt Sauce

Sweet Pachadis from Kerala

Madhura Pachadi (Pineapple)

Madhura Pachadi (Pineapple, Grape and Plantain)

Madhura Pachadi | Kerala Pineapple, Plantain and Grape Pachadi

Andhra Pradesh Pachadis

Milky Brinjal Pachadi

Milky Brinjal Chutney | Roasted Eggplant Chutney

Roasted Eggplant Pachadi

Spinach Pachadi

Spinach Pachadi


Green Tomato Pachadi

Recipes Coming Soon

Aval Pachadi with Yoghurt

Sago Pachadi with Yoghurt

Methi Sprouts Tambuli | Fenugreek Sprouts with Yoghurt and Coconut

Okra Tamarind Pachadi

Okra Pachadi

Green Mango Pachadi

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