Monday, March 28, 2011

Vellarikka Pachadi [Cucumber Pachadi] Vishu Recipe


Vellarikka [cucumber Pachadi is a simple traditional recipe of Kerala. Vellarikka is kept for Vishu Kani and Pachadi is made for sadya [feast]. It is mostly available at the spring season of Kerala. Pachadi is prepared from the vegetables, such as pine apple, ladies finger. This dish will be seasoned red chillies, mustard seeds and curry leaves in coconut oil. Learn how to prepare Pachadi in this easy way.

Ingredients for Vellarikka Pachadi

Vellarikka [Cucumber] – 250 gms
Coconut – 1 cup [grated]
Green chillies – 4
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curd –1 cup
Dry Red chillies – 2[split into 2]
Curry leaves – 1 strand

Method of the Preparation of Vellarikka Pachadi

Peel and cut the vellarikka in to small pieces .Add little water and salt. 
Cover the pan and cook for 5 -- 7 minutes.
 Coarsely grind the coconut with green chillies and 1 tsp of mustard seeds.
Add the coconut paste into the cooked cucumber and mix.  You can add little water if you need.
Cook on low flame for 2 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter the dry red chillies, remaining mustard seeds and curry leaves .
Add the seasoning over the cucumber mixture.
Remove from the flame and add the blended curd and mix.
Vellarikka Pachadi is ready to serve.

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