Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cucumber (Kakkarikka) Pachadi | A Special Side Dish for Onam Sadya

Cucumber(Kakkarikka) Pachadi is an authentic Kerala festive recipe, made during the festive seasons of Onam,Vishu and even served for wedding sadya's in Kerala.
I love and like to make this pachadi as it has a very good flavour and very easy to make.
Hope you too try this for Onam..

  1. Cucumber(Kakkarikka) - 1 Big
  2. Grated coconut - 3/4 Cup
  3. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  4. Ginger chopped - 1/2 Tsp
  5. Green chilli - 2
  6. Yogurt -1/2 Cup
  7. Jeera powder  / cumin powder - 1/4 Tsp
  8. Curry Leaves - 4 to 5 leaves
  9. Salt - as needed

To Temper
  1. Coconut Oil - 1 Tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
  3. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  4. Dry red chilli - 3
  • Wash  and peel the skin of cucumber.Grate it to fine shreds as shown in figure. Add some salt and mix well. Keep for 5 minutes.

  • In a mixer grind to a smooth paste of coconut, green chilli, ginger,mustard seeds. Add in yogurt and mix well.
  • Drain the salt water from shredded cucumber and add the coconut - yogurt paste. Mix well. Sprinkle jeera powder and curry leaves , mix properly. The pachadi should be quite thick and not watery. 
  • Heat oil to temper, add in mustard seeds, let it crackle and dry red chillies, curry leaves. Pour this onto the pachadi.
  • Serve as a side dish for rice at lunch.


  1. looks delish..will try it soon..loved the pics..

  2. wow it looks so healthy and nutritious dear ..

  3. Very refreshing pachadi with refreshing clicks!!!

  4. Looks so good...One of my most favorites...what a the background...

  5. That is so perfectly made and lovely side for sadya...happy onam :)


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