Monday, September 13, 2010

Simple Cucumber Saasive.(Mustard ) Pachadi.

Simple Cucumber Saasive/ Pachidi is prepared using cucumber. This is one of the traditional dish of Udupi style. Mangalore Southekai is used here.

Cucumber sasive is an easy dish and we can have them with plain rice, chapatis, poori, dosa etc.
Any type of cucumber can be used for this pachadi. Mullu Southe kai also suits very well.
No Onion OR  Garlic is used in this Cucumber Sasive Pachadi. 
Lets see the recipe Now:

Ingredients :

Cucumber : 1 Bowl
Mustard Seeds 1 tea spoon
Green chilly : 2
Fresh Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Salt :to taste
oil :1/2 tea spoon
Urd Daal : 1/2 tea spoon
Ingh : a pinch
Curry leaves : 4 to 6
Yougart : 1/2 Cup ( 2 to 3 Tablespoons of curd)
Coriander Leaves : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and cut cucumber nicely and remove the inner seeds and cut into small pieces.
2. Put the cut cucumber pieces into water filled bowl.
3. Grate coconut and add 1/2 Teaspoon of mustard seeds and 2 to 3 Gree chilly.

4. Grind  grated coconut, mustard seeds and chilly with very little water.
5. Grind it till paste and add ingh and cut cucumber pieces. Churn for 10 seconds.

6. Remove from the mixi jar to a serving dish.
7. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add 1/2 Teaspoon of oil, 1/4 spoon of mustard seeds.
8. Add urid dal and ingh. Let mustard splutter. Add curry leaves and put off the fire.

9. Add this mustard seasoning to Cucumber Sasive. Add cure/yogurt and mix it well.
10 Serve with plain rice or chapati or roti
Note : 
You can grate cucumber instead of grinding. Do not add any water when you grind. Cucumber has lots of water init. You can use any kind of cucumber for pachadi/sasive. adding chilly is optional. Adding coconut oil is also optional. You can also add red chilly instead of green chilly or chilly powder. Remember Home made is always the best. Check the cucumber for the bitterness.
 Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 . 

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