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.
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.
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.
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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