Today is Tamil New year (Puthandu) . Traditional cooking is followed in Tamilian Houses. For sweet Payasam, Mango Pachadi are cooked and for bitterness neem flowers which are dried and preserved are used . Mango Pachadi is an accompaniment and goes well with Sambhar . This day is celebrated by some communities with neem flowers and raw mangoes to symbolize growth and prosperity.
Scrap the skin of mango . Cut the mango into thin slices and steam it .Cooking it in a pressure cooker is easier .
Meanwhile soak the jaggery in water and strain it to remove impurities . Then heat it well.
Now add the cooked mango and stir well. A semisolid consistency will be reached . Temper with mustard seeds, green chilli. Add coconut . If we have neem flowers it can be added on this