Sunday, May 27, 2007

Cucumber kichadi


Cucumber kichadi

I like this simple side dish.

Chopped cucumber ½ cups. Add enough water to cook and add salt too. Once it’s cooked and the water is gone take it away from the stove.

Grind ¼ cup of coconut, a small piece of onion, 1/4 ts cumin seeds. Grind this to a smooth paste and add 1/4 ts mustard seeds. Run the mixer one more time so that the mustard seeds would crush .Add this to the cooked cucumber and mix well. Heat this very well. Once its heated well, take it off the stove and let it cool. Add yogurt after it’s cooled down. For this much curry I would add ¼ to ½ cup of yogurt. Mix well.
Heat oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds, once they start spluttering add one or to dry red pepper. Pour this on top of the curry. It’s ready:)

6 comments:

Jeena said...

Hi Meera this recipe sounds really nice I bet it is a nice side dish :)

bee said...

what's the difference between pachadi and kichadi?

Seena said...

ho, before I asking Bee has asked the same..We tell pachadi for this recipe Meera..my hubby's favourite, so often make it..

Meera's Blog said...

bee:)i think seena could be right:)it may be pachadi!!will tell you for sure after i ask mother;)sorry hehe.

N said...

very nice and simple :) interesting too..

Fon D N said...

The difference between pachadi and kichidi is the CURD. The one made WITH curd is KICHADI and the one WITHOUT curd is called PACHADI