Aug 26, 2009

DOSAKAYA MUKKALA PACHADI (CUCUMBER CHUTNEY)

Yellow cucumber is one of the favorite vegetables in Andhra pradesh which is well known as Dosakaya.according to wikipedia cucumbers are originated in India and there are many varietie s of cucumbers are caltivating in India. Espicially in andhra pradesh this yellow cucumbers are commonly used as a vegetable in curries,sambar and dosakaya pappu and dosa avakaya is very famous and also as achutney too.And according to Ayurveda cucumber is a cool vegetable, for this reason it is used widely as a treatmet to remove dark circles around eyes.Cool juices of cucumber helps to reduce body heat. We use cucumber a lot in cooking espicially as spicy chutnies and here I am with a spicy chutney recipe with yellow cucumber DOSAKAYA MUKKALA PACHADI........
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INGREDIENTS:---
Dosakaya(yellow cucumber) --- 1 medium size
Green chilli s -- 5 no.
Red chillis -- 3no.
Urad dal -- 5 tea sp
Fenugreek seeds --- 5 seeds
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Tamarind --- 1 inch pieces -- 2no
Turmeric -- 1/4 tea sp
Asafoetida -- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves -- 1 tab sp chopped
Oil --- 6 tea sp
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METHOD:----
1. Peel the skin of yellow cucumber cut in to half and check the taste,some times this yellow cucumber are in little bitter taste that will spoil the chutney taste.
2. So check the taste and remove the seeds in to a bowl and leave a side.
3. Then cut the cucumber in to small pieces and leave a side.
4. Now heat 2 tea sp s oil in a fry pan and add green and red chilies, fenugreek seeds and 2&1/2 tea sp s urad dal and fry till light brown color.
5. Now add salt to taste, turmeric, tamarind pieces, cucumber seeds and a tab sp of cucumber pieces to this and grind in to a fine paste.
6. Now add this paste to cucumber pieces mix well.
7. Heat remaining oil in a pan and add mustared seeds and let them popup then add asafoetida remove from heat and add this to pachadi then add chopped coriander leaves mix well.
8. Serve with hot rice and a drop of ghee...

35 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looking good..

srikars kitchen said...

looks nice. what is yellow cucmber?

Nags said...

this looks more like a sabji than chutney. must be yum either way, looking at the list of ingredients :)

Nandini said...

Wonderful version and lovely color!
I too like to have with hot rice and ghee.:D

Pari said...

That's a tangy Pachadi. I have to try this.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Very new to me...looks yum....hmmm will try this soon...

జ్యోతి said...

Really this chutney is very delicious.I make it regularly..

Ann said...

We in Kerala call it as 'vellarikka' and we make pachadi with it often...the chutney recipe is new to me..thanks

Shri said...

Chaala Bavundi!Love cucumbers in chutney!

Aparna Prabhu said...

This is completely new to me will try...:)lovely one

Vani said...

Looks super-delish, Rekha! Interesting that you used the seeds for grinding.

Nithya & Pavithra said...

This is something very new to me. Will try it out soon. always wanted a change with cucumber. This should be a great one to try.

Mandira said...

that looks delicious.

Gita said...

This is new to me Rekha...looks very colorful and delicious :)

Valarmathi said...

Very new to me, looks nice and nice click.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Interesting Rekha, the dish looks delicious to me.

Abhilash said...

Nice pachadi....

See so sad....

:( I do not get pachadi in the hotels in cochin...

Will try this in my kitchen

meeso said...

Nice way to use cucumbers!

raaji said...

lucky that you had this pachadi...haa pity on me..we dont get this dosakai often here. Avunu rekha 1 tsp pallilu kuda add chesthe inkaa bavuntundhemo taste?

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Sushma Mallya said...

Nice pic....looks delicious...

rekhas kitchen said...

Thanks sailaja.Nags,Nandini
Srikars yellow cucumber what we use for making sambar,dal and chutney in Andhra.Yau can use mangalore cucumber also for this chutney

rekhas kitchen said...

Abhilash Try it out it's easy to make.

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh avunu Raaji pallilu idea bagundi next time try chestanu. Thanks for the idea nd comment dear.

Priti said...

This is gud..will try sometime..gud click

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so good and challa bhaga undhi...

Priya said...

Such a delicious chutney..looks great??

sowmya said...

this would go well with chapatis as well as rice too..looks yummy..

Curry Leaf said...

New dish to me Rekha.Love the info on cucumbers.Truly they are good in reducing the body heat.The chutney looks great.

Hari Chandana said...

WOWWW!!! Super pachadi Rekha... chalaaaa bagundi.. simply superb!!!

Parita said...

Superb Rekha! Pachadi looks amazing!

Illatharasi said...

Too tempting. Verygood one!

Vrinda said...

yellow cucumber is one of my fav,but i never used seeds..recipe sounds great and yumm

food recips said...

This looks so colorful.Thank you for providing the clear description about recipe.I am understated that description.

food recips said...

Dosakaya pachadi is simply super i was prepared so spicy.your description is good.i can easily understand that one.Thank you for providing the recipe.
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