Māmidikāya Pachchadi (Raw Mango Chutney)

Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain


Vegetarian, side dish, spicy, chutney, Andhra

Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri

Pratibha Jain (left)and Jigyasa Giri (right)are the authors and publishers of Cooking at Home with Pedatha which won the Gourmand award for Best Vegetarian Book in the World 2006. Jigyasa is a Kathak dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Pratibha Jain holds a Doctorate in Philosophy of Language from the University of Madras. Their website is, and their email address is

This recipe is from our book Cooking at home with Pedatha, a tribute coffee table cookbook. Pedatha (short for Peddha Atthayya, which means eldest aunt (bhua - father' sister) in Telugu) refers to Mrs. Subhadra Krishna Rau Parigi, the eldest daughter of the former President of India, Dr. V.V. Giri.

Pedatha book cover

In the book's Foreword, her sister wrote:

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