Sunday, 15 July 2012

Vellarikka (Cucumber) Pachadi


Ingredients
Cucumber(Vellarika) - 2 cups, cut into very small pieces
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds - a pinch
Green Chilly - 2 or as per your spice level
Yogurt - 1 cup

For seasoning:
Mustard Seeds
Curry Leaves
Shallots sliced
Dry red chilies

Method
  • Remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and cut into small pieces.
  • Cook the cucumber with little water along with salt and green chilies cut into small pieces.
  • Grind coconut together with a pinch of cumin seeds. Crush a pinch of mustard and add to this.
  • Once the cucumber pieces are cooked, add the ground coconut paste. 
  • Continue cooking in low flame for another 3 minutes or till the raw smell of the coconut is gone. 
  • Add the curd and stir well till it becomes thick. Remove from the flame (do not let it boil).
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and shallots and curry leaves for a few minutes.
  • Pour seasoning over the vellarikka pachadi.





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