Wednesday 30 September 2009

Cucumber Pachchadi/ Cucumber Raitha

Cucumber pachchadi is a tasty side dish in Onasadhya. This dish can be an accompaniment with any spicy dish as it is very soothing to the stomach. Pachachadi is one dish which can be used as a side dish for both the North Indian and South Indian cuisine.

Here is the recipe.

Grated Cucumber - 1/2 cup
Yogurt - 1/2 cup

To Grind:
Grated coconut - 4-5 tbsp
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - a small piece
Curry leaves - 4-5

Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5
Red chilli (broken) - 1

Grind coconut, green chilli and ginger adding little water.
In serving bowl mix cucumber, ground coconut mixture and yogurt along with salt.
Heat oil in a seasoning wok. Add urad dal and red chilli. When urad dal turns brown add mustard. When it splutters add curry leaves.
Pour this garnish to the pachchadi.
Serve along with any rice based dish.

Preparation Time: 15 min
Serves: 2 people


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