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To give the brief introduction about this pachadi it is so easy asusual, no cooking involved except for seasoning, will get ready in just 5 minutes but very tasty, no oil, less ingredients. As coconut is not cooked in this the nutritional benefits are retained and cucumber will reduce the heat. Try this sure everyone will like it ....

Ingredients :

Cucumber - very finely chopped (2 cups)
Coconut scrapped - 1 cup
Roasted gram dhal - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 2
Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp (adjust accordingly)
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dahl - 1 tsp
Sesame oil for seasoning - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required


1. Just put all the ingredients in the blender and grind to coarse paste.
2. Adjust the tamarind and salt as required.
3. The ground consistency should be like chutney.(coarse)
4. Too fine will not be tasty. Mix them with chopped cucumber.
5. Season with mustard, urad dhal and curry leaves.
6. Serve it with rice, raw onions and chips. Yummy !!!!!!!

Note :

1. Cucumber can be grated too since we like crunchyness I chop very finely.
2. Cucumber can be substituted by carrots or chayote. Grate them. If ur using chayote just saute in a pan for 2 minutes and add to the pachadi.
3. Cucumber use the english cucumber , salad big cucumber will not be tasty. But in India we can use regular cucumber.
4.Even you can add the deep fried ladies finger to tha pachadi it taste so delicious.

Usha  – (May 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM)  

Sounds like a delightful pachadi...

Parita  – (May 19, 2009 at 1:44 PM)  

Delicious cucumber the pics :)

Padma  – (May 19, 2009 at 2:35 PM)  

Delicious pachadi and nice click :)

Priya Suresh  – (May 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM)  

Yummy pachadi, my all time favourite..yours looks tremendous Pavithra!

Pooja  – (May 19, 2009 at 3:12 PM)  

The pachadi looks rich n delicious! Easy to make this!

Nandinis food  – (May 19, 2009 at 3:34 PM)  

Love the pachadi. Wonderful side dish for dosa. love your tips.

Christo Gonzales  – (May 19, 2009 at 4:02 PM)  

Pavithra you have done it again - excellent dish!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM)  

Awesome pachadi... What levely presentation...

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 19, 2009 at 8:25 PM)  

This pachadi sounds great I never made it but had it a few times @ a friends place...

amna  – (May 19, 2009 at 9:13 PM)  

i am a huge fan of pachdis, especially with cucumber or beets!

kittymatti  – (May 19, 2009 at 10:02 PM)  

another different recipe! looks great

Nithya  – (May 19, 2009 at 11:47 PM)  

Makes me hungry... its really nice anni.. :) and decoration is awesome again..

Saritha  – (May 19, 2009 at 11:50 PM)  

I love this,but i add brinjal as well to it.I was telling my mom to make this today :)))

Kalai  – (May 20, 2009 at 7:02 AM)  

Delicious pachadi and nice presentation.

Nithya Praveen  – (May 20, 2009 at 8:02 AM)  

Pachadi with a twist.Adding tamarind is new to me,interesting....guess my first time here.

Subhie Arun  – (May 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM)  

yummy tis too..sometimes i jux do wth brinjal....

Anonymous –   – (May 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM)  

Sounds delightful, love the cucumber!

Vani  – (May 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM)  

Love this recipe, Pavithra! I have a similar one without the tamarind.

Sakshi  – (May 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM)  

no cooking thats my fave then...easy and tasty goes well with my laziness

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM)  

Simple and easy to make. Delicious pachadi.

Vrinda  – (May 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM)  

Great pachadi with cucumber,will giv it a try...

Anonymous –   – (May 20, 2009 at 3:36 PM)  

The tamarind is a variation..isually we make it like a kootu.I will try this for sure.

chef and her kitchen  – (May 20, 2009 at 9:56 PM)  

Mom also prepares when some chutney is left over..Thats a great combo with rice.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (May 23, 2009 at 1:05 AM)  

Thanks everyone for ur lovely and encouraging comments.

Kiran  – (September 7, 2010 at 7:50 PM)  

Dear Pavithra,

I tried your recipe for cucumber pachadi and posted it under tried and tasted in my blog.It tasted very delicious and will definitely make again.Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

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