Sunday, February 7, 2016

PACHADI RECIPES - CARROT PACHADI / KERALA RECIPES

Hi foodies...Welcome to AYESHA'S KITCHEN. Pachadi / Raita is a South Indian salad with curd and coconut which is served as an accompaniment to meals. Here am sharing a Carrot Pachadi recipe which is very traditional and authentic side dish prepared during Onam sadhya in Gods own country, Kerala, India. A very healthy dish packed with vitamins and minerals, ease in preparation, attractive texture, a perfect cooler, these all features made me attracted towards this super duper Carrot pachadi / carrot raita. Here is the recipe showing how to make carrot pachadi.


INGREDIENTS

Carrot                                           - 1 big, very finely chopped
Turmeric powder( optional)         - 1 tsp
Curd                                              - 5 tbsp
Coconut grated                             - 1 cup
Cumin seed                                    - half tsp
Green chili                                   - 1 
Dried red chili                              - 1
Mustard seeds
Coconut oil
Salt
Curry leaves

PREPARATION



  • Heat a pan and add 3 tbsp of oil. When hot, add finely chopped carrot along with salt ,turmeric powder and cook it until it becomes tender.Do not over cook. Set aside.
  • Crush together coconut, green chili and cumin seed  with a little amount of water in a mixer to a fine paste  .Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Then add curd to the mixer and just grind the mixture for few seconds and mix it with the coconut paste .
  • Mix well and now add the cooked carrot to it. Check for salt.
  • Splutter dried red chilly and mustard seed in a  heated pan. Then add curry leaves to it.
  • Pour it over the pachadi / raita..
  • Served as a side dish in Kerala sadhya along with rice.


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