Do you know the difference between pachadi and kichadi? Well, I didn’t until a few years ago. To be honest, I always loved to cook and eat both the dishes. So naturally I’ve never given it much thought.
But today morning, while I was making this beetroot pachadi, the same question started to ponder me again. Actually, the difference is very obvious. For all those facing the great confusion, ground coconut is added to pachadi whereas kichadi is just a combination of vegetables and yogurt. However, in some parts of India, the former category in which coconut is added is kichadi, and the latter one is pachadi. Whatever you call them, when you get down to the taste, both are mouthwatering.
Beetroot pachadi is one of the easiest curries that you can make. While the beets are cooking, you can quickly grind coconut and add it to the curry. Then a quick tempering to spice up the dish. Perfect!
Thank you for the recipe. Please advise if it’s fresh coconut or dry coconut.
Rose Mary George says
It’s fresh coconut. Thanks!