Monday, June 23, 2014

Vellarikka Pachadi

Pachadi 1

Ingredients (Serves 8 - 10):

Vellarikka/ Lemon Cucumber --  250 gms, 1 cup chopped
Green chillies           --   4  
Ginger                         --   a small piece, 1 tsp julienned
Shredded coconut --   ½ cup
Yogurt                        --   2 cups
Mustard seeds         --    1 tbsp
Curry leaves             --   4 - 5 leaves
Red chillies               --   2 nos
Oil                                 --   1 tbsp
Salt                                --   as required


Cook chopped cucumber and 2 green chillies in water along with salt.

We can also use green cucumber. We don’t need to cook that, instead just mix the chopped cucumber with salt and keep aside. Continue with the following steps.

Grind the coconut and the remaining green chillies to a fine paste and then add half the mustard seeds and crush it just pulsing in the mixer

Add this to the cooked cucumber.Let it boil and turn off the stove.


Beat the yogurt and add it to the cooled cucumber mixture and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds and red chillies and let it splutter. Add curry leaves and saute for few seconds.

Pour the seasoning over the pachadi.

Pachadi 2

Serve with rice.

Recipe Courtesy: Amma

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