Cucumber Pachadi
2-3 Servings ~ 5 minutes
  • 1 Cup Cucumber - Cut to small pieces
  • 1/2 - 1 Cup of Curd/Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut
  • 3-4 Green chillies/per taste
  • 2-3 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1-2 Red chillies/Green chillies for garnish
  • Salt to taste

Cucumber Raitha/ Vellarikka Pachadi – Raw Cucumber in Curd

Thank you Dity Paul for giving us such a healthy and yummy kerala dish with a difference. It is slightly different from the traditional Vellarikka Pachadi/ Cucumber Raitha that is served during festivals.





– In a bowl add the cucumber pieces and salt to taste. Mix and keep aside for minimum 1/2 hour.
– Make a fine paste of the coconut, green chillies and 1/2 Tsp mustard. Do not add too much water as this mixture needs to be thick.
– Now add some curd to this mixture and run the mixer for 5-6 seconds.
– Add this to the bowl of cucumber.
– Heat coconut oil in a pan and add in mustard seeds. Allow spluttering.
– Then add the curry leaves and the red/green chillies.
– Add the seasoning to the cucumber mixture and mix well .
– Serve as a side dish.

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