Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi (Andhra Sesame Raw Mango Chutney)

Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi
Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi
I love Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi because it combines two of my favourite ingredients; sesame (nuvvulu) and unripe mango (mammidikaya). This pachadi has a nutty and sour flavour, and can be quite spicy if you add enough green chillies. 🙂
While Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi is mostly eaten with rice, it makes for a great side dish for Dosa and Idli as well.
The way I savour this pachadi is to add a dollop of it to some hot steamed rice, top it up with some sesame oil, mix well and just savour it.

How to Make Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi


  1. Sesame Seeds (Til/Nuvvulu), de-husked, but not polished – 1/2 Cup
  2. Raw Mango – 1 medium sized (must be khatta, sour)
  3. Hot green chillies – 3
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. Turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  6. Water – 1/4 Cup (or less)
  7. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  8. Oil – 1/4 tsp
  9. Curry Leaves – 3 or 4


  1. Peel and cut the mangoes.
  2. Grind together mango pieces, sesame seeds, green chillies, salt, and turmeric.
  3. Add water as required and grind to the consistency of a thick paste.
  4. Take out the pachadi in a bowl.
  5. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds.
  6. Wait till the seeds splutter.
  7. Add curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  8. Add to the pachadi.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Serve with hot rice.


  • The mango must be khatta (sour) and the green chillies must be hot and spicy. Otherwise the pachadi will be very bland. 🙁

This pachadi is a great side dish for perugu annam (curd rice) or mudda pappu annam (dal rice, Andhra style).

18 thoughts on “Nuvvulu Mammidikaya Pachadi (Andhra Sesame Raw Mango Chutney)

  1. Yum Yum i loved this and have never made pickles, in a few days mangoes will be in market so i am definitely going to make Pachadi and will tell you how it was am drooling so bad.. hugs :)
  2. Wow Akka! Sounds yummy..will try it this time. I have a doubt - do we have to dry roast sesame seeds before grinding?

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