Pachadi

Pachadi

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Kani Vellarikka / Golden Cucumber cubed (measured after cutting)
  • 2 Small onion / shallots / Pearl Onion sliced
  • 1-2 Green chilli slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Chopped garlic
  • A pinch Jeera / Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed mustard seeds
  • 500 gms Yogurt @ room temp
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Curry leaves

Instructions

  • Grind together coconut, chopped garlic and jeera with 2-3 tbsp water to a smooth paste. Whisk the yogurt and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cubed cucumber, sliced small onion,green chilli, ginger, curry leaves and salt. Stir it for 2 mins. Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup water. Cook till the cucumber becomes soft. Add crushed mustard to this. Mix well.
  • Add coconut paste, cook for 3-4 mins till the raw taste of coconut changes. Remove from fire and add whisked yogurt. Combine well.
  • Bring back to fire and keep stirring for 3-5 mins. Do not let it boil. Drizzle some coconut oil and remove from fire.
  • The dish has a medium thick consistency.

Notes

To clean the golden cucumber, peel the skin and remove the seeds. Then cut into bite sized pieces or cubes. You can store this in fridge for 2-3 days. If storing in fridge, it's better to bring it to room temp and using it, rather than reheating it.