35 ORANGE PEEL PACHADI


Orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties and antioxidants actually, so it is very good for us. In fact, the white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antioxidant), and vitamin C of the whole orange. Also there's some great fiber in it.


Oil - 1 tsp ( preferably gingelly oil)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 or 5 leaves
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds powder - 1/4 tsp( dry roast and powder)
Chilli powder - 1 - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Tamarind pulp - 1/4 cup( dilute pulp from a 2 inch piece)
Jaggery - few small pieces( around 2 inch piece)
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Orange peel - peel of 4 oranges( have used mandarin oranges)




Wash and place the peel in idli plates or a vessel and steam on high for 10 - 12 mts. Switch off and keep aside for another 5 mts. Next remove and cut into small pieces.

Dry Roast and keep aside. Later powder coarsely.


Heat oil and first add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves. Wait for few seconds and add methi seeds powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix and immediately add the chopped orange peel and saute for 1 - 2 mts. Next add tamarind pulp and jaggery. Mix and cook till the water leaves out. Also add salt. Finally add the roasted and coarsely powder sesame seeds amd mix for 1 - 2 mts. Serve as a side dish.

Sending this to CWS event hosted by Priya

Also sending these

Capsicum Gravy

Chutney Podi

Recieved few award from friends

From Sara of Sara's Corner



Kreativ Blogger award

from Preethi Rajeev of Dreamy Delights and

Prasu of Food lovers


Thanks you all for sharing it with me. I am really honoured.

Passing on these awards to all my blogger friends. Please accept them.


35 comments/Reactions:

shahana said...

Its new to me.I am going to try this healthy dish soon.

Shama Nagarajan said...

new one dear..congrats on all ur awards

Rachana Kothari said...

Pachadi look healthy and yummy, I like the addition of orange peel to it...Congrats on your much deserved awards:)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

What a great and interesting idea in using orange peel, Padma!

Gulmohar said...

Quite innovative idea...sounds great !

Usha said...

What a cool and unique idea to use orange peel, sounds yum !

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. this is the first time I am hearing and seeing a pachadi with orange.. lovely.

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yummy....congrats on the awards....

Anu said...

Congrats on ur award... Looks yummy and delicious...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your awards Padma, strange combo of ingredients but the dish looks nice... Am bookmarking it, gonna make it sometime soon!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Perfect event post....Congrats!!!!!!!

Vrinda said...

Something new to me...nice recipe Padma

kitchen queen said...

congrats on ur awards.I usually make orange peel thogaiyal or chutney which is equally tasty and nice.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

something new to me!

Varunavi said...

Heard of using orange peel for face pack,first time came to know that it can be made into chutney.Nice and innovative idea padma :)

Priya said...

Heard lot about pickles and this orange peel pachadi sounds really fantabulous Padma, thanks for sending this beautiful entry to CWS..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wow padma..u went one extra mile with this unique dish. hats off

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats new to me too...Looks so yummy!!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That surely is a lovely dish and congrats on your awards.

Rekha shoban said...

congrats on ur awards padma..very new and interesting recipes...

Shri said...

Wow!!New to me..Loved it!

Gita said...

Very new and healthy dish Padma...looks good :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Something new and different...looks good padma...

Nandini said...

Love the combo of citrus and tamarind! Congrats on your award!
Love the new header.

Tina said...

Looks different and great dear...

Prathibha said...

very different one..

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's an amazing recipe I'm learning; nicely balanced with tamarind and jaggery; should try it!!!

shanthi said...

This is new to me. Lovely dish and a nice try.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

வாவ் தயிர் சாதத்திற்கேத்த சூப்பர் டிஷ்.அருமையா இருக்கு பத்மா.விருது பெற்றமைக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

Parita said...

Wow, i cant believe u made pachadi with orange peel?? hats off to u, it looks fantastic!

SE said...

i love the orange peel more than the orange juice..this sounds interesting...thanks for sharing..

Sashi said...

Hi Padma, First time here. You have an awesome blog !! First time i hear about this recipe too, delicious. Drop @ http://sashirecipes.com sometime.

Babli said...

Orange pachadi is absolutely new dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting. Thank you very much for this innovative dish.

Valarmathi said...

This is so new to me, looks yummy.. Congrats on your award.

Nithu Bala said...

Very new and interesting recipe..looks yummy..congrats on your award Dear :-) happy to follow you..

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