Cucumber Pachadi, South Indian Cucumber Raita


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Cucumber Pachadi, Kerala Style Vellarika Pachadi

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cucumber pachadi recipe | Kerala style vellarika pachadi | Indian cucumber pachadi without coconut can be served as an accompaniment to Bisi Bele Bhaat, Chitrana Rice and South Indian Stir Fry Rice.

To make cucumber pachadi, heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a deep non-stick kadhi, add the ginger and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the cucumber, green chilli and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Transfer into a bowl and keep aside to cool completely. Once cooled, add the curds and salt and mix well. Keep aside. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, red chilli and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the tempering over the cucumber-curds mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve chilled.

A semi-spicy cucumber raita made in a typical South Indian style, with sautéed onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering. This Kerala style vellarika pachadi is a special one, with tongue-tickling flavours and ingredients of assorted textures.

Using fully-cooked onions and semi-cooked ones (along with the tempering) gives two different textures and flavours to this refreshing Indian cucumber pachadi without coconut. Make sure you add the curds to the sautéed veggies only after the mixture is completely cool. Otherwise the curds will get watery and ruin the creamy consistency of the cucumber pachadi.

Tips to make cucumber pachadi. 1. Use fresh curd for better taste. 2. You can add ½ tsp sugar to balance out the flavour. 3. You can add urad dal or chana dal in the tempering.

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Cucumber Pachadi, Kerala Style Vellarika Pachadi recipe - How to make Cucumber Pachadi, Kerala Style Vellarika Pachadi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings (4 serving )
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Ingredients

For Cucumber Pachadi
1 cup cucumber cubes
1/2 cup whisked fresh curd (dahi)
3 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1/2 cup onion cubes
1 slit green chilli
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 pandi chilli , broken into pieces
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
Method

For cucumber pachadi

    For cucumber pachadi
  1. To make cucumber pachadi, heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a deep non-stick kadhi, add the ginger and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the cucumber, green chilli and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer into a bowl and keep aside to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, add the curds and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, red chilli and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tempering over the cucumber-curds mixture and mix well.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  9. Serve the cucumber pachadi chilled.

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what is cucumber pachadi made of?

  1. Cucumber pachadi recipe | Kerala style vellarika pachadi | Indian cucumber pachadi without coconut, is made of cheap and easily available ingredients in India: 1 cup cucumber cubes, 1/2 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi), 3 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak), 1/2 cup onion cubes, 1 slit green chilli, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson), 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta), 1 dry red chilli (pandi) , broken into pieces and 2 tbsp finely chopped onions. See the below list of image of ingredients for cucumber pachadi.

to make cucumber pachadi

  1. To make cucumber pachadi recipe | Kerala style vellarika pachadi | Indian cucumber pachadi without coconut, heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a deep non-stick kadhi.
  2. Add 1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak).
  3. Add 1/2 cup onion cubes.
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup cucumber cubes.
  6. Add 1 slit green chilli.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of water.
  8. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Transfer into a bowl and keep aside to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, add 1/2 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi).
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Mix well and keep aside.

for the tempering

  1. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small non-stick pan.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson).
  3. When the seeds crackle, add 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta).
  4. Add 1 dry red chilli (pandi), broken into pieces.
  5. Add 2 tbsp finely chopped onions.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

how to mix and serve cucumber pachadi

  1. Add the tempering over the cucumber-curds mixture.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Serve cucumber pachadi recipe | Kerala style vellarika pachadi | Indian cucumber pachadi without coconut, chilled.

tips to make cucumber pachadi

  1. Use fresh curd for better taste.
  2. You can add ½ tsp sugar to balance out the flavour.
  3. You can add urad dal or chana dal in the tempering.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy81 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber1 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Sodium8.9 mg

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कुकुम्बर पछड़ी
5
 on 20 Sep 16 10:43 AM


Ek dum easy recipe aur taste mein bhi behtareen
Cucumber Pachadi, South Indian Cucumber Raita
5
 on 26 May 16 04:49 PM


Cucumber pachadi.. A refreshing taste.. This can be had just like that.. This a must try recipe .. We all love this recipe.. Thank you for this recipe..