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Vellarikka pachadi 

Kerala cuisine for me has been a favorite mainly because of fresh ingredients used. Some dishes are so easy to prepare and needs no flame(if no tempering). Today is one such recipe that is always a SOS dish - Vellarikka Pachadi which is Cucumber Pachadi

This easy refreshing dish is usually a part of the Kerala sadya. A cooling and healthy mix of cucumber, coconut and curds. It is a raita with the aroma of mustard seeds both ground and in the tadka. A soothing taste that stays on the palate long after you have eaten it. You can have it just as it is with rice, or pair with a simple palakkad sambar (Click here for recipe)

Vellarikka Pachadi


2 cucumber, peeled and grated (squeeze out all the water)

salt as per taste

2tbs yoghurt

For grinding:

3tbs freshly grated cooconut

2 green chilies

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

Grind all above to a smooth paste

For tempering

1-2 tsp coconut oil

1tsp mustard seeds

2 dry red chilies


1 - Add the ground paste (as per the list under grinding) to the cucumber with salt and give a good mix

2 - heat oil and add the mustard seeds, let it crackle. next flame off, add dry red chiles and mix.

3 - Pour over the pachadi and mix.

4 - Add 2tbs yoghurt, salt and mix. Chill it before serving

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