Arachukalakki is a distinctive dish of Palakkad Iyers. This is a best side dish for molagushyam, mulagootal. You can also have this as a main course.  It is an easy recipe consisting of two steps – grinding and mixing. Hence the name arachukalakki(Arachu-grind,kalakki – mix). Coconut and curd are the two main ingredients. You can also make this by adding nelikkai (gooseberry) or chambakka(rose apple).



       Grated Coconut – 5 tbsp

Sour curd – 1 or 2 ladle

Green Chillies – As required

Salt to taste

For Seasoning

Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp

Curry Leaves – a few

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

  • Grind the grated coconut, green chillies with salt.
  • In a kadai, splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add urad dhal and curry leaves.
  • After the urad dhal turns brown, turn off the stove and pour this into coconut green chilli mixture.
  • A minute before serving, add the curd.
  • If you add this before, it will become sour.
  • The gravy should neither be too watery nor too thick.

3 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve never heard of the rose apple… what is that exactly?



  2. It is a bell shaped fruit with lots of medicinal effects. It has a flavour similar to snow pear. We have this in our backyard and it blossoms in summer.If you are interested to know about this more, please click the following link or search for rose apples in my blog.



  3. […] Arachukalakki with Ginger( Since adding ginger denotes 1000 curry have been made) […]



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