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Jihvā For Strawberries – JFI 2 – Strawberry Pachadi – Relish

I have stayed out of blogging for a while now. I had a wonderful vacation and now I am switching between jobs and adjusting to the new routine – So I really have to stay out of the wonderful food blogging until I find time and get into the groove. I will surely be blog hopping every now and then. And Sailu count me in for the next Jihva for Dals – Until then take care all you lovely fellow bloggers and do take good care – With love and wishes to all of you.

So here is for this months’ Jihva – I wanted to try out a very indian recipe with strawberries, which are not much used in India. I came up with the “Strawberry pachadi”, which is exactly done like the “mango pachadi” I have blogged earlier. Pachadi could mean anything from pickle to raita – the closest would be relish.

Strawberry Pachadi on Microwaved Pappad
Strawberry Pachadi on Microwaved Pappads
7 small frozen strawberries
2 tablespoon of jaggery ( or sugar )
2 dried red chillies
for tempering one tsp oil, quarter tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 4 curry leaves.

1. Boil the strawberries with little water and a pinch of turmeric.
2. Heat oil and temper it with mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
3. Dissolve jaggery in water and strain to remove impurities
4. Add the boiled and mashed strawberries and the jaggery to the oil. Add salt to taste
5. Reduce to the consistency of ketchup and enjoy as a condiment


June 2, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. An innovative dish for sure!

    Comment by Sumitha | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  2. Hey Revathi:

    This does look interesting. Good thinking :).

    Comment by Luv2cook | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  3. You are very creative. What a beautiful way to serve strawberry!

    Comment by RP | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  4. Hi Revathi,
    Very nice relish from strawberries.

    Comment by Menu Today | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  5. Thatz a biutiful dish. Very innovative.

    Comment by Puspha | June 5, 2006 | Reply

  6. This indeed is creativity, what a novel way to serve berries. Good job !!

    Comment by archana | June 8, 2006 | Reply

  7. Revathi,
    I would have never thought of making a savoury relish with strawberries. And hey, I often microwave Papads. It is quite handy, isn’t it?

    Comment by Vaishali | June 11, 2006 | Reply

  8. Fruit preserve with tadka. What a way to serve strawberries!

    I am surprised at this recipe, would certainly like to give it a try. Thanks for participating in JFI, Revathi.

    Comment by Indira | June 14, 2006 | Reply

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