Dosakaya Mukkala Pachhadi - Yellow Cucumber Chutney - Andhra Recipes
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- Cucumber – 1 1/4kg
- Green Chilies – 15 or to taste
- Red Chilies – 3
- Black Gram – 3tsps
- Extra Black Gram – 2tsps
- Fenugreek Seeds – 1/4tsp
- Mustard Seeds – 1 1/2tsps
- Tamarind – Small Gooseberry Size
- Oil – 10tsps
- Coriander for garnishing
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp
- Salt to taste
- Asafoetida – A Pinch
Wash and clean Cucumbers. Peel the skin of Cucumbers and cut them into half longitudinally. Taste the Cucumber and its seeds separately. Before proceeding further to prepare the dish, first taste the cucumber for bitterness. Sometimes bitterness may be there in the seeds or in flesh or in both. If the bitterness is in the seeds, discard them and use the vegetable. If bitterness is in the flesh, choose another Doskaya. So do not to forget to taste them for bitterness.
Separate the seeds from the Cucumber and take them into a bowl. We require the seeds while grinding. Chop the Cucumber into fine pieces. Wash, clean and cut the green chilies and keep them aside. Similarly break the red chilies into small pieces and keep them aside. Wash, clean and chop the coriander for garnishing.
Heat a pan and add oil. When oil is hot add 3tsps black gram and fenugreek seeds. Fry them well till they turn golden in color. Then add mustard seeds and fry till they splutter. Then add green chili pieces and red chili pieces. Fry well so that the green chilies will not be hot when they are fried. Finally add asafoetida a pinch and fry. Your house will be filled with the nice aroma of the seasoning. Separate oil from the seasoning. Take the seasoned ingredients into a mixie jar. In the remaining oil add 2tsps black gram and fry till light brown in color. When they are fried add this to the chopped Cucumber pieces along with the oil. Take the mixie jar in which we took the seasoned ingredients and add tamarind to them. Similarly add salt and turmeric to the seasoning mixture and grind them well. Add the seeds of the cucumber and grind this seasoning. Add this ground paste to the chopped Cucumber and mix well with hand. Add some chopped coriander also and mix well. Transfer this to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining chopped coriander.
Point To Remember:
Some Cucumbers are sour. In such cases avoid tamarind.
The pieces should be very thin—then the taste of the dish enhances. The dish should look good to eat.
Serve this Pachhadi with hot rice and ghee.
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Namaste Gayatri Garu,
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May 29, 2009 7:51 AM
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October 28, 2009 6:20 AM
i love your recipe of dosakaya pachadi. Thanks gayatri
April 17, 2010 6:17 PM
wow..I tried making Dosakai mukala pachadi..it cam eout excellent..thanks a lot ..I love to see more tasty pachadis.
March 15, 2010 6:33 AM
August 29, 2010 7:39 PM
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November 3, 2009 2:45 AM
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November 7, 2009 12:27 AM
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October 28, 2009 12:04 AM
Hi gayatri garu...nenu mee vantalni roju website lo choostuntanu..okasari meeku mail kooda ichanu...nenu US lo unatnu...maa variki sambar ante ishtam...kaani adi eppudu naaku manchiga kudaradu...meeru okasari SAMBAR chesi mee website lo unchutarani aashistunnanu.Mee dosakaya mukkala pachadi chala chala bagundi(dats my fav one)..