Saturday, September 12, 2015

Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi/Gooseberry Yogurt Chutney - Andhra Special

Perugu Pachadi is a yogurt based dip that includes vegetables such as tomato, cucumbers, squash, mango, bitter gourd etc, the vegetables used in this pachadi or chutney can be either raw or cooked.

This variety of yogurt based chutney is quite popular in coastal Andhra Pradesh. In Northern India, this dish is called as raita or dahi chutney. Andhra people makes varieties of pachadi with dals and vegetables, their meal is not complete without pachadis and each pachadi have their important place in a meal. From toor dal to bittergourd, variety of pachadis do exists to serve along with spicy hot Andhra style pickles.

My today's recipe goes for Usirikaya perugu pachadi which is prepared simply with gooseberries aka Amlas. Usirikaya means gooseberries/Amlas/Nellikaai and perugu means yogurt. This pachadi makes an excellent side dish to serve along with dosas,idlies and rotis.I just dished out this healthy and super delicious pachadi after following my aunt's instruction who lived in Hyderabad during my stay in India,trust me this fingerlicking pachadi is one of the best and interesting dish to sneak this healthy gooseberries.

Amla Yogurt Pachadi, Gooseberry Perugu Pachadi
After dishing out couple of delicious dishes from various Indian states, i couldnt stop myself to make this lipsmacking perugu pachadi from Andhra Pradesh region to go under this week's theme. If you are a follower of my blog, you might have noticed that am running a long blogging marathon and every week have their own theme, for the first week we cooked out combo meals and this week's theme was Indian states, stay tuned to know our next week's theme.

Obviously this Usirikaya perugu pachadi suits prefect for this week's theme.Generally known for its tangy, hot and spicy taste, the Andhra cuisine is very much diverse due to the vast spread of the people and varied topological regions.Hot and spicy foods are the speciality of Telugu cuisine.

Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi, Gooseberry yogurt pachadi

5nos Gooseberries/Amlas (chopped roughly)
2tbsp Toordal
2nos Dry red chillies
3tbsp Grated coconut
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies (broken)
Few curry leaves
1cup Yogurt

Heat a teaspoon of oil, fry the dal and dry red chillies together until they turns brown.

Transfer it to the blender, now add the chopped gooseberries to the same pan.

Fry them for few minutes.

Take the gooseberries,grated coconut,fried dal-red chillies to the blender and blend with salt.

Sprinkle some water if needed until they turns as thick paste.

Amla yogurt chutney, Usirikaya Perugu Pachadi, Gooseberry yogurt pachadi

Now add the yogurt to the thick paste, mix well.

Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal, curry leaves, add the tempered spices to the already prepared pachadi.

Serve as side dish.

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  1. Gooseberry and yogurt,wow interesting.I am imagining the flavors .Must have been yummy.

  2. Absolutely new to me ! Looks delicious and finger licking !

  3. I don't like plain yogurt but love perrugu pachadi. Never made one with gooseberry. Looks yummy

  4. I don't like plain yogurt but love perrugu pachadi. Never made one with gooseberry. Looks yummy

  5. Love it to bits. I have to make this soon.

  6. nelli pachadi is one of my fav too !! love the pics, and esp the tempering priya !! we make this almost once a fortnight ...

  7. What a combo of gooseberry and yogurt, cool and tangy..yum..

  8. Have a stack of gooseberry.. Will try this..Looks delicious.

  9. Gooseberry pachadi nice idea.. I have tried cucumber in the same way. This is so good.

  10. Such an addictive pachadi Priya..

  11. Wow, amla and yogurt sound like a yummy combination. Chutney looks amazing.

  12. we make something similar but with out the curds. My mouth is watering at the thought right now.

  13. I have never eaten or seen a gooseberry based perugu pachadi. Sounds really interesting.

  14. gooseberry in father will love it...will make this soon


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