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.

Fruit Pachadi

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 Rajni my kitchen 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.


INGREDIENTS OF Fruit Pachadi :-

  • 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


  • Make a paste of coconut, green chillies and mustard seeds in a blender using a little water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and add chopped fruits and two tablespoons of water. Cook on simmer for about 5 minutes or until fruits are softened.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar or jaggery. Stir and add the coconut paste.
  • Cook for a few minutes more until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and add whisked yoghurt.
  • 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.

2 thoughts on “Fruit Pachadi:-”

  1. Thanks for trying out the recipe and linking it back to my space. When I was a child, this was the most favorite dish out of all the other items on a Sadya to me. Your pictures are really well taken and the dish looks very appealing to the eye as well 🙂


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