Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vellarikka Pachadi-Cucumber in Coconut-Curd mix

The cucumber has a very important  role in Kerala cooking.. There are different kinds of cucumber(visit here for more details). Mainly there are two  types of  cucumbers: one is Kerala cucumber (yellow cucumber/dosakkai) and garden Cucumebr(we call it as salad cucumber-used for the raitha and salad preparation. good for eyes also).In Kerala cooking we use the former one. I always like to make the Pachadi with this vegetable. Actaually, the  Pachadi is a dish with curd, cocunut, jeera(cumin seed) and Kaduku(mustard seed). When Amma prepare this pachadi she does not add mustard. My brother and I doesn’t like the taste of mustard so she always prefer to make it  with no mustard.. but my hus home,  they used to add the mustard seeds Nowadays I used to prepare my mom’s and mil’s recipes... and we are calling both the dish as pachadi..(at first we have some confusion abt the name ) Today i am going to share with u guys my amma’s Pachadi recipe. I already added my mil’s recipe-Pineapple Pachadi.You can use fruit and veggies for the preparation. It is one of the important dish served for Kerala sadhya.(feast) .Anyway within weeks we all are going to celebrate our Onam festival .So do not miss to include this delicious pachadi in ur list..
Ok let me share the recipe.
Ingredients
Yellow Cucumber:1/4 portion
Green Chili: 3 nos
Salt: to taste
Curd: 1/2 cup
For Grinding
Coconut: 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Pearl onion: 1 no
For seasoning
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard Seed: 1 tsp
Red Chili: 1 no
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Preparation
  • Peel the skin and de seed the cuumber then cut them into very small square pieces.
  • Chop the green chili
  • Make a nice paste of coconut,Cumin seeds and pearl onion.Add some water for grinding.
Procedure
Step1:
  • Cook the cucumber pieces with chopped green chili, salt and 1/4 cup of water for 3 minutes in medium heat.
  • Add the coconut paste to the half cooked cucumber and let the mix to cook for 5 minutes or until the cucumber pieces are completely cooked
Step2: 
  • Let the cooked mix to cool down.Add the curd  and mix well..
Step3: 
  • Heat oil in a pan .Add the mustard seed, Once it staretd spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves.. 
  • Add the cucumber-curd mix into the seasoning. change the heat level to very low and just heat it for 2 minutes...Do not boil the mix.
The Delicious Vellarikka Pachadi is ready to serve.Have it with rice.
Cook’s Tip:
  • Do not add more water for cooking the cucumber 
  • Do not add curd to the hot mixture
  • Do not over heat the pachadi while seasoning.
  • According to your taste add more chilies.
  • Do not add more pearl onion.

60 Said:

Kairali sisters said...

This is my fav Prani...Ee velalrikka okke evide kittumo...Kandittu enik sahikunilla tou..YUmmy yumm..

Love
Suji

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

My all time fav,luks very delicious...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

My fav too.looks so delicious!

Kiran said...

Never made dosakaya chutney in this form.This chutney looks very delicious.Definitely gonna make it.

PranisKitchen said...

suji,premalatha sree and kiran.. thanks for the quick response..

Nitha said...

So delicious pachadi...

Swathi said...

Rani,

Vellarikka pachadi looks delicious. Nice one. I love them .

Vasavi Suresh said...

Good One. Looks yummy too. Shall definitely try once.

Priya said...

Great looking pachadi, its a must for this hot summer, looks sooooo delicious..

Krishnaveni said...

this is my fav pachadi, has a great cooling effect, yummy

Umm Mymoonah said...

That sounds really delicious, interesting information about cucumber.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Cool pachidi, loved the idea of adding coconut in them

kanthi said...

dosa kaya kobbari perugu pachhadi, quite a new combo for me.never heard of it,but surely it would be yummy..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I almost forgot this for a long time,perfect to beat the heat,sure soon in my kitchen ;)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

yummy looking pachadi....

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Uma said...

sounds interesting.. new to me..

Priti said...

Oh long time had this.looks yum...

Vrinda said...

My fav too..yumm

aipi said...

looks delish n perfect..:-)

jeyashrisuresh said...

this way of making raitha is new and what i always do is just grate it and add curd and salt to it.
Grinding cuminseeds will surely give a nice aroma to it

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple and yummy dish...

Satya said...

never made yellow cucumber pachadi this way, looks delicious....

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Suman Singh said...

this dish sounds new to me Prani but looks so refreshing and delicious..perfect for these hot summer days going out here, when the temperatures are in 90 deg farhenhit every day..great to cool off..

VineelaSiva said...

Wow prani the pachadi came out perfect.Never tried but tasted in my friends house.Will give a try.

Guna's kitchen said...

vry new ro me... luks delicious ..will definitely try it

Sayantani said...

thats looks so very refreshing. cooling curd with soft fleshu cucumbers. I can finish off my meal only with this.

Yasmeen said...

A cool cool summer dish :D

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks delicious, love to way you prepare it, shall try this soon....

Gulmohar said...

This is my fav too...I love pachadi..all kinds :-)

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious pachadi..my all tie favorite..yummy

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

This is one of my favorites..i don't know why, but we call this kichadi...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is a very new recipe of cucumber. Loving the addition of coconut in it. Will surely try it out sometime.

Sook said...

Mmm coconut and cucumber... that sounds like a great combo!

Yummy Team said...

wow!! Lovely pachadi..Pachadi is my fav too esp cucumber and beetroot pachadi..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Pachadi looks delicious..Never tried this method..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

part of a festival meal at my place..reminds me of home..kandtittu nalla kothiyavunnu

Padhu said...

I love this pachadi ! Looks lovely

An Open Book said...

u know what..i don get yellow cucumber anywhere nearby..so im wondering what i can substitute it with

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound healthy and comfort, nice click! Have a great weekend ahead.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

this looks simply irrestible and delcious......mmmm...drooling...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect and cool looking pachadi. Looks so creamy. YUM!

Nithu said...

I love pachadi. This looks wonderful.

shahana said...

this is my fav.Perfect with rice.nice bowl too...

Raina said...

This looks creamy and delicious. I love cucumbers:)

Anita said...

Looks very nice, I liked your pinapple pachadi also.

Simply Life said...

oh I bet that's great with rice!

Parita said...

Love this..looks so damn good!

Tes said...

It sounds really fresh and delicious. I will make this a a surprise to my husband one day. It looks fabulous :)

Mary said...

This sounds very interesting and it's color is very refreshing. I appreciated the information about the cucumber. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

PJ said...

looks so good!

Fathima said...

yummy pachadi...oru sadya kazhikaan thonanu kandituu...

Rumana Rawat said...

lovely dish:)

Lizy said...

I love to eat this with rice.

Shriya said...

Looks soo creamy and yummy. Looks soo delicious.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Prani ( is that right way to address you? :-)
I feel good you visited my blog. I have started making Pachadi. I like this recipe and will make soon.
I am following your blog..
have a nice week

Sarah Naveen said...

My fav..looks so yummy!!!

Jiboombaa said...

delicious pachadi..yummy.

Suhaina said...

this has been always my fav. love it..

PranisKitchen said...

nitha swathi vasavi priya krishnaveni ayesha niloufer kanthi raks deepa uma priti vrinda aipi jeyashree sushma sathya suman vinee asha sayantini yasmeen treat and trick gulmohar suja blogindexer priya sook maya shabitha munchcrunch padhu open book sonia sanyukta sukanya nithu shahana raina anitha simplylife parita tes mary PJ fathi rumana lizy shriya ushnish sarah sridevi suhaina thanks a lot for the lovely comments dear friends..

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