Fruit Pachadi

Fruit Pachadi is a type of condiment or side dish usually served in South India as an accompaniment to the meal. It serves like our raita but the fruits are sauteed first before adding to the yoghurt and also tempered with some spices and flavours.

The fruit pachadi serves best when chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours. This was the first time I made this sweet and mildly spiced pachadi. I followed the recipe from Rajani’s My Kitchen Trials and totally loved it.

At first, I was sceptical how the sweet fruits, jaggery and spices would taste in yoghurt but to my surprise, the dish had amazing and very unique flavours that I had never tried before. Pachadi is one of the many dishes served in Kerala Sadya. It has all the refreshing ingredients and is a perfect summer cooler to serve on hot summer days with food.

Blogging Marathon#77Week1 / Day3
Theme-Summer Coolers
Dish– Fruit Pachadi

SourceMy Kitchen Trials

5 from 3 votes
Fruit Pachadi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A mildly spicy and sweet yogurt-based accompaniment loaded with seasonal fresh fruits and taste amazing when served chilled.

Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 2 cups mixed fruits , chopped [I used pineapple, mango, kiwi, apple, pear and grapes]
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon sugar or jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • water as required
To grind
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 green chilies , roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
To temper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies , broken
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Few curry leaves
  1. Make a paste of coconut, green chillies and mustard seeds in a blender using a little water. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan and add chopped fruits and two tablespoons of water. Cook on simmer for about 5 minutes or until fruits are softened.
  3. Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar or jaggery. Stir and add the coconut paste.
  4. Cook for a few minutes more until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and add whisked yoghurt.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute. Pour the tempering over the fruit pachadi. Mix to combine. Refrigerate until served.

Serve and enjoy.


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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Fruit Pachadi”

  1. Vaishali says:

    The pachadi looks very colourful and flavourful . A medley of flavors . As a North Indian , even I was hesitant to make it , but it definitely is delicious .

  2. Good Recipe, am also Trials in my Kitchen.

  3. sushma says:

    Pachadi with fruits, sound’s interesting.

  4. Gayathri says:

    This is one flavourful pachadi. I haven’t tried pachadi with fruits but this surely makes me want to try it..

  5. Jyoti says:

    Quite a new dish for me. I love fruit raita.. But, sauteing fruits as mentioned in the recipe is a new for me.

  6. Rajani says:

    Thanks for trying out the recipe sapana and for the mention. I always love that taste the ground mustard imparts to the dish. The mustard quantity can be turned up or down depending on your preference. I am glad you liked the recipe.

  7. Give me that bowl, feel like finishing rite now. Yummy pachadi there.

  8. Love the burst of flavors here.

  9. Wow it never struck me on this recipe..your pictures look awesome Sapana..

  10. Pavani says:

    Wow, that is a yummy sweet & savory dish. Looks delicious.

  11. I’ve tasted pineapple pachadi and grapes one too but a mixture of fruits… this looks so yummy. Love the photos.

  12. that is one colorful pachadi, beautiful clicks!

  13. Frubites says:

    Just wow! It is a must try recipe. Heavenly!!

  14. Mukul Sharma says:

    I like the way you can eat a lot more fruits by this dish then you normally would

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