Friday, September 5, 2014

Vellarikka Pachadi Kerala Style-Cucumber Kichadi Recipe-Onam Sadya Recipes

Vellarikka Pachadi/Kichadi is a very simple dish prepared with cucumber, coconut and yogurt. It is usually served as an accompaniment for rice. It is one of the many important dishes in the Onam Sadya Menu. Today we will learn how to make cucumber pachadi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Vellarikka Pachadi (kichadi)

Vellarikka Kichadi Recipe

Vellarikka Kichadi-Kerala style

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide dish-Kichadi
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   Ingredients needed

   Cucumber - 1 cup heaped
   Yogurt/curd - 3/4 cup
   Salt needed

   For grinding

   Grated coconut -1/3 cup
   Green chillies -2
   Mustard seed -1/4 tsp
   Pearl onions (cheru ulli) -2

   For the seasoning

   Coconut oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
   Red chilli -2
   Curry leaves -few


Peel the skin, discard the seeds and cut cucumber into cubes. I have used sambar cucumber which you can see in the picture.

Grind coconut, green chillies, mustard seeds and pearl onion into a smooth paste adding little yogurt.


Cook cucumber with little water adding salt and curry leaves until soft.

Add the ground coconut paste, cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.

cucumber pachadi recipe

Once it cools a little, add curd and mix well. Heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chillies, curry leaves and pour the seasoning over the kichadi.

how to make vellarikka kichadi

Check for salt. Enjoy preparing this simple and delicious Kerala Style vellarikka kichadi for Onam.

Also check out my Cucumber Raita (another version without coconut)

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  1. super pachadi.. love it. Nice presentation..

  2. Hey. Good one, very tasty and so simple. Thanks for sharing...

  3. Made it today, I enjoyed cooking this dish and loved the taste. You have a very user friendly site. Good luck.

  4. Tasty and essy to prepare.thanku for sharing

  5. Thanks a lot dearfor this wonderful recipe.

  6. Quick to prepare this tasty recipe. Loved it!
    Thank you for sharing Padhu.


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