Vellari Pachadi / Kani Vellari Pachadi / Madras Cucumber Pachadi

vellari pachadi
vellari pachadi

Vellari Pachadi / Kerala Style Madras Cucumber Pachadi

Ingredients

Vellari / Madras Cucumber, cut into square pieces – 1 small

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Green chilies – 3 nos

Mustard seeds  – 2 tsp (1 tsp for grinding + 1 tsp for seasoning)

Curd – ¾ cup

Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Red chillies – 2 nos 

Curry leaves few 
Salt – as needed
cucumber pachadi
cucumber pachadi

Method
1. Peel the skin of Madras Cucumber. Discard the seeds inside. Cut into square pieces.

2. Cook cucumber along with 2 tbsp of water. Keep this aside. 

3. In a mixer jar, grind grated coconut, green chillies, 1 tsp mustard, and little water to make a smooth paste. Add little water to ground paste. Set aside. 
4. When cucumber is cooked, add ground paste to it. Now lower the flame and cook for 2-3 minutes until raw smell of ground paste leaves.
5. When curry starts to boil, it will start to thicken. Now add curd and salt. Once curry is heated, switch off the stove. Don’t allow curry to boil after adding curd. 
6. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Add curry leaves and dry red
chilies. Turn off the stove. 
7. Pour this over curry. Close the lid until everything blends well. 

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