Apple Pachadi – A delicious side dish with rice / pulao / biryani / rotis in Kerala Cuisine. Basic recipe from Asianet cookery show !!
Serves: 3 – 4
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, very finely chopped
¼ - inch ginger piece, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 apple, cut into ¼ - inch thin slices
¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
200 ml thick curd, beat well
Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add finely chopped onion and fry until golden brown.
Add chopped ginger and green chilli. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes until crisp.
Add thinly sliced apple and salt to taste. Gently stir well for 3 – 4 minutes until tender (do not overcook).
Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for half an hour. Once it reached normal temperature, add beaten curd and mix well until all the ingredients well combined (creamy and smooth in consistency).
For the seasoning:
1 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
4 curry leaves
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves and fry until crisp. Pour this seasoning over pachadi. Serve a side dish with rice and other accompaniments.