Monday, September 16, 2013

Cucumber Kichadi - Kerala Vellarikka Kichadi Recipe | Easy Onam Recipes

Cucumber Kichadi
Happy Onam to all those who are celebrating the festival!!

Hope you are all having a great onam and had your share of onam sadya :) This cucumber kichadi is similar to cucumber raita with a kerala twist....this is no way related to our kichadi this is cucumber in coconut yogurt gravy.This dish is commonly known as Pachadi,but towards south Kerala this is called Kichadi

I am just back from a short 3 day trip to Chennai.Had a great time there...I am happy that I could cover up most of the things that I had planned....friends, relatives meet up,shopping etc....and yes finally this time managed to visit tnagar and pondy bazaar though it was buzzing as usual, I walked around with lots of old memories... It was totally a different experience walking around those streets of pondy bazaar with mittu as this is the first time I am taking her there.....:) I did manage to get few accessories for mittu then few props for me.But thebirthday month is already giving me so many sweet surprises with lots of gifts from friends....:)
Cucumber Kichadi Recipe

Cucumber Kichadi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

Cucumber - 1 big
Thick Curd - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

To grind to a coarse mixture:

Green Chilli - 1
Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1/8 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp

To temper:

Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 1 broken
Curry leaves - a small sprig


  1. Wash cucumber, peel off the skin and remove the seeds. Chop them into bite sized cubes.How to make cucumber kichadi - Step1
  2. In a kadai boil water add cucumber with required salt...Just cook till it becomes dry,Set aside.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a semi coarse paste.How to make cucumber kichadi - Step2
  3. Add the coarse paste to the cucumber and mix well.Saute till raw smell leaves.Switch off. Add salt and whisk curd.How to make cucumber kichadi - Step3
  4. Add curd to cucumber mixture and give a stir.Temper the items in coconut oil and pour the seasoning to the pachadi.Adjust salt if required.How to make cucumber kichadi - Step4
Serve chilled with any variety rice.
Cucumber Kichadi Recipe

My Notes:

  • Dont add more water while cooking cucumber as it may get mushy.
  • You can alternatively grate cucumber and use them in the kichadi.
  • Adjust green chillies according to your spice level.
Cucumber Kichadi Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. wow.. nice clicks.. looks delicious..

  2. That's very new to me....looks mouth watering....

  3. Take a bow Sharmi. The pachadi looks super delicious and comforting.

  4. It is new to me...very tempting click...looks delicious!

  5. wow inviting cucumber pachadi.....nice clicks....
    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

  6. this is one of the best recipe from sadya i tried But little watery though its great taste!

  7. Thanks for sharing this recipe, It looks very delicious. The next time can you give us some recipe that using pressure cooker ? . I bought a new one but lacking the ideas to use it :(

  8. Super tempting pachadi, we make a similar one with tomatoes. Will try with cucumber soon

  9. WOW, first time I saw this recipe, it sounds delicious, I have a question, this dish can be used in conjunction with a pressure cooker ? If there is please let me know.

    1. You can try but I think cucumber will get mashed up if you pressure cook it.....

  10. Tried it out and it was yummm :) Thank you for the excellent step by step pictures.. :D
    Helped a lot..

  11. Looks yummy!!!!Wanna give a try......


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