Golden Cucumber Pachadi

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Pachadi is a South Indian dish similar to the North Indian dish called Raita. Pachadi is made of both vegetables and fruits. Golden cucumber pachadi is a tasty side dish in Onam Sadya.
Ingredients :-
  • Golden Cucumber –  2 cups, cubed
  • Small onion/shallots –  3, sliced
  • Green chilli –  2 slit lengthwise
  • Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Chopped garlic – ¼ tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin – a pinch
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Yogurt/curd – 500 gms
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Curry leaves

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Method :-

  1. Grind coconut, chopped garlic and jeera with little water to a smooth paste.
  2. Whisk the yogurt and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. When the seeds starts crackle add cubed cucumber, sliced small onion,green chilli, ginger, and salt. Stir it for about 2 minutes.
  5. Cook till the cucumber becomes soft.
  6. Add coconut paste, cook for 3-4 mins, do not let it boil.
  7. Remove from fire and add whisked yogurt to the mixture, mix well.
  8. Serve with any Biryani or Pulao.

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