Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cucumber Pachadi Recipe |Cucumber Curd Raita | Velarikkai thayir Pachadi

I have reached a milestone today, yes!! it's my 25th post. Wish me good luck for the upcoming posts. And today's post is Cucumber pachadiThis is one of the tasty side dish in Kerala cuisine. It is also a common side dish which we often make in our hometown. The vegetarian wedding lunch of our place mainly includes Aviyal and Cucumber Pachadi in their menu. The main flavor of the Pachadi comes from the coconut and the sour yogurt.
Final Pictures Updated on 11th July 2016

Cucumber -  2 small 
Curd - 1/4 cup 
Salt - as required
To grind: 
Coconut - 1/4 cup 
Green Chilli - 2
Cumin seeds(Jeera) - 1 tsp
To temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard - 1/2 tsp 
Dry Red Chilli - 1 or 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
1. Cut the cucumber into small pieces. Grind the coconut, Jeera and green chilli to a smooth paste. Cook the cucumber by adding little water and salt. 
 2.  Once the cucumber is half cooked ( becomes soft), add the ground coconut mixture to it and heat it on low flame.

3. In a tadka pan, add some oil and allow the mustard , red chilli and curry leaves to crackle.
4. Pour the tempered items into the pachadi and allow it to cool completely. After it is cooled  add the curd into this and mix well.
Tasty refreshing Pachadi is ready to be served with Steamed rice and any curry. 

Points to remember:
  • Don't mix the curd before the pachadi cools completely.
  • Cook the cucumber until it is soft and don't mash it while mixing coconut.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Congrats for ur 25 post ... diff pachadhi ... looks great ...

  2. Delicious cucumber pachadi I always love them.

  3. Congrats on your 25th post wishing many more to come.

  4. this is my all time fav.super platter

  5. Congrats. Very healthy and comforting pachadi. Yummy!

  6. i like cucumber pachadi...this one with coconut is different.. :)
    Waiting for aviyal recipe from u!!!! Thats my favorite too...

  7. Delicious pachadi...and glad to follow your back....

  8. congrats dear.. a healthy raita..

  9. realy awsome pachadi.and your explaination is very useful to cook.thanks .


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