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Raw Yellow Cucumber Chutney/Pacchi Dosakaya Pacchadi

Dosakaya or Yellow Round Cucumber is a nice vegetable to enjoy during hot summers. I make many variations of this pacchadi but the most common one is what I posted here.You can try the same recipe with other vegetables that can be eaten raw.


Ingredients:
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1 Dosakaya/ Yellow Round Cucumber
3 Garlic cloves

1/2 Tbsp Coriander seeds
2 Tbsp Sesame seeds
1 Tbsp Peanuts (Groundnuts)
2 tsp Cumin seeds
4 Dried Red Chilli
1 small onion chopped into small pieces
Lime size ball of Tamarind
1 Tbsp oil
salt to taste
Basic south indian seasoning + 2 tsp urad dal.
Cilantro for garnish

Process:
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Peel the skin of dosakaya, remove the seeds and cut into small 0.5-1 inch pieces. Soak the tamarind in some water. Dry roast the peanuts and peel off the skin. In a pan, add some oil, when its hot saute the red chillies, garlic cloves, coriander, cumin seeds and onion for 5 minutes. Now, tranfer this whole mixture into a blender and the peanuts too.Add a quarter of the dosakaya pieces. Squeeze the tamarind juice and add this to it as well. Add salt and grind this to a smooth paste. When done, transfer into the serving bowl, add the remaining dosakaya pieces and mix it well. Follow the method for the basic south indian seasoning , add some urad dal to the seasoning too and when done, add the seasoning to the pacchadi. Mix again. Garnish with fresh cut cilantro.

Serve with Rice/Vada/Idly/Dosa. Enjoy !

Variations : Add in some green tomatoes, tomatillos or bottle gourd peel for more flavor.
This recipe goes to the WYF - Party Food Event hosted by EC @ Simple Indian Food
This recipe goes to the SWC - AndhraPradesh Event hosted by Hari Priya Reddy@Indian Hut.

7 comments:

DEEPA said...

Very different pachadi ....Nice one ....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks awesome. Never tried this.

Sangeeth said...

This is new to me....good recipe though!

Uma said...

nice recipe. looks mouth-watering.

Bhawana said...

Pallavi, its new to me. looks great

Divya said...

Perfect, got some yellow squash from the U-Pick farms... looks like I can put good use to it.

Pallavi @ All Thingz Yummy said...

Hi !! Thanks for the Comments all of you.

kitchen flavours,Divya - Try it.. and let me know how you like it..

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