Friday, December 18, 2009

Ripened Chilli Chutney / Pandu mirapakaya pachadi

Chillies belong to the same family as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant. They came originally from the West Indies and quickly spread to India and Asia, then to North Africa and Spain.Pandu mirapakaya(ripened chilli)is a very famous variety grown in abundance in Palnadu region of Andhra pradesh (Guntur district and the surrounding areas).It's hot red color and it's spiciness makes it unique.This is a very tasty version of Pandu mirapakaya chutney.I have an interesting story behind this chutney.Breeze was coming in and the day was settling in,our entire day had gone in traveling.We were heading to Vaishnavi Devi temple in Katra,61 kms from Jammu with an altitude of 1,700m (5,100ft).This is the only temple in India where all three Goddesses are worshipped in the same place.It is of course a heaven on Earth experience,a must visit place. It was perfect time for a hot appetizer.My mother-in-law being a big fan of junk saw a small road side shop asked if we can have some snacks there.My father-in-law and husband reluctantly took us there and the vendor was making hot hot Paneer pakora.He served it with Pandu mirapakaya chutney.Each one of us ended having 2-3 plates and still felt we can help ourselves with more.This chutney is a perfect combo for Paneer Pakora,Baji...
Ripe Red chillies - 12-15
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Tamarind 1/2 Lemon size ball
Salt as per taste
Sugar - 2 tbsp

1)Wash and wipe the peppers dry.
2)Dry roast the fenugreek seeds. Allow it to cool.
3)Dry roast the chillies till they are tender and also the tamarind for 30 secs.
4)Now transfer all the ingredients to a blender add sugar and salt,pulse to get a fine paste.


  1. hi my first time here, a very unique recipe indeed. would love to try it out!!

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