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Cucumber pachadi (Vellari Pachadi)


  • Yellow Cucumber(Indian Cucumber): 250gm
  • Green chilli : 4 Nos
  • Curd: 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves: 4 to 6 stems
  • Coconut (Grated ) : 1/2 coconut
  • Cumin seeds:1 Tea spoon
  • Mustard seed: 2 tbs
  • Coconut oil : 2 to 3 tbs
  • Water :  as required
  • Salt : as required


Coconut paste: Using a mixer make a paste of cumin seed and  grated coconut. In last step add 1 tbs mustard seeds, 2 green chilies and 2 stems curry leaves make a thick paste of it.

Remove the skin of cucumber and cut into medium sized square pieces. Slice green chili length wise.

In a cooker or vessel  pour 1/2 glass water, cucumber pieces, 2 green chilies and required salt, cook it well. Once get cooked add coconut paste and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Once get boiled add 1/2 cup of curd into it. mix it well and off the flame. no need to cook after adding curd.

In a pan add 1 table spoon of oil, once hot add the mustard, 2 red chilies, fenugreek seeds and 2 stems of curry leaves fry it well and add into cooked pachadi .

Some people used to say kichadi for this.

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