Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vazhai Pazha Thair Pachadi - Ripe Banana in Yoghurt

I prepared Vazhai Pazha Thair Pachadi with great reluctance for the first time after my husband's incessant requests. To my greatest astonishment I ended up eating more than half of the portion that I had prepared. From then on I loved to prepare this cool and delicious pachadi very often.


Ripe bananas - 2
Fresh thick curds - 2 cups
Salt - 1 pinch
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Freshly chopped green coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Finely chopped green chillies- 1/2 tsp
Pomegranate seeds - 2 tbsp

1. Peel and chop the ripe bananas into small pieces.
2. Add salt and lightly mash the fruit with the back of a spoon so that the curd should uniformly be infused with the juice of the fruit. Take care not to mash it up into a pulp.
3. Mix in the thick curds.
4. Heat oil and add the mustard seeds.
5. When the mustard seeds crackle add the cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds pop up before switching off the flame.
7. Add chopped green chillies and add the seasoning to the pachadi.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and sprinkle the red pomegranate seeds on top.

Relish the cool and sweet Vazhai Pazha Thair Pachadi as a side dish or enjoy it as a dessert without adding the green chillies.

5 Post your Comments:

Anonymous said...


Ready for you to make these tasty dishes for me.

The second official taster in the family is back :)

A. Ram

Priya Suresh said...

Absolutely irresistible pachadi, very new to me..

YOSEE said...

Cool custard with a difference !

Finla said...

Looks yumm.

Device Independent Mobility said...

Its look nice and different to me...