Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pachi Dosakaya Pachadi/Yellow Cucumber Chutney

Ingredients: 1lb.dosakaya/yellow cucumber(peeled and cut into 1/2''chunks), 3green chillies, 1/4tsp.turmeric powder, 1tsp.urad dal, 1tsp.chana dal, 1tsp.mustard, 1/2tsp.jeera, 1tbsp.tamarind pulp, 1tsp. oil, a pinch of asafoetida, salt to taste.

Seasoning: 1tsp.oil, 1/4tsp.chana dal, 2whole red chillies, 1/4tsp.jeera, 1/4tsp.mustard, a pinch of asafoetida, 1spring curry leaves.

In a pan heat 1tsp.oil, once it is hot, add chana dal, urad dal, green chillies, mustard, jeera, now grind all these ingredients with salt, tamarind pulp, turmeric and few pieces of cucumber and grind them in to fine paste, now add this ground pate to the remaining cucumber pieces, mix well and keep it aside. for seasoning add 1tsp.oil in a pan, once it is hot add chana dal, whole red c hillies, jeera, mustard, asafoetida and curry leaves, once they start spreading aroma, remove from the flame and add it to the cucumber pieces, mix it well and serve it with steamed rice........

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