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Ginger Green Chilly Pachadi - Inji Pacha Milagai Pachadi

Ginger green chilli pachadi recipe with full video and step by step pictures. This pachadi has a sweet, sour and spicy taste which makes a perfect accompaniment for curd rice, idli and dosa. It can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. This pachadi can be served immediately but it will taste better on the next day. These are the ingredients you need to prepare this pachadi Ginger and green chillies - start with fresh ginger. Do not replace it with store bought ground ginger paste.  In this recipe I chopped the ginger and it gives a chunky texture in the pachadi. If you don't like the chunky texture, grate the ginger by hand using a small cheese grater and then add it to the pachadi. Dark green chillies are very spicy, so add according to your taste.  Tamarind - use freshly extracted tamarind juice for best results. Soak the tamarind in hot water for 1 hour and then extract a thick juice.  Jaggery - usually added in the final stage which will balance the taste and make a thicker pach

Matar Paneer - Green Peas and Paneer Gravy - Side Dish for Roti, Nann and Pulao

Matar Paneer Gravy  recipe with full video and step by step pictures. Easy and yummy gravy pairs well with jeera rice, roti, poori, nann and dosa. When I was in 12th standard I cooked this gravy  for the first time on my own by following Chef. Mallika Badrinath's recipe instructions. My sister loved it and she told it tasted closer to the restaurant style gravies. Since green peas are in season now, I decided to post this recipe along with the video. Usually for gravies we cook the green peas separately in a vessel and then we add it to the masala. Today I chose to prepare the gravy in the pressure cooker, as I want to cook the green peas to blend well with the gravy. I used store bought paneer for making this matar paneer gravy. You can use homemade paneer also or you can replace paneer with other vegetables like potato, cauliflower or soya chunks.  Check out my other Gravy Recipes Paneer Butter Masala   Paneer Methi Masala Shahi Gobi Masala Broccoli Masala Rajma Masala   Mushroom