Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Pachadi / Raita is a South Indian salad with curd and coconut which is served as an accompaniment to meals. Here is an Apple  Pachadi recipe / Apple raita recipe which is a sweet authentic side dish prepared during Onam sadhya in Gods own country Kerala, India. Some people called it as apple kichadi but both are different. For pachadi , we add yoghurt and coconut mixture. And for kichadi , only yoghurt is used.    . Here is the recipe showing how to make Apple pachadi. 


Apple (red)                                   - 1 big,peeled, very finely chopped
Turmeric powder                         - quarter tsp
Green chilies                                - 2, slit
Curd                                              - 5 tbsp
Coconut grated                             - 1 cup
Cumin seed                                    - half tsp
Dried red chili                              - 1
Mustard seeds
Coconut oil
Curry leaves


  • Add chopped apple, green chilies,turmeric powder and salt in a quarter cup of water. Mix well and cook until the apple is done and the water got evaporated . Set aside
  • Grind together coconut 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 grinder and just grind it for few seconds and mix it with the coconut paste .
  • Mix well and now add the cooked apple to it. Again mix well and check for salt.
  • Splutter dried red chilly and mustard seed in a  heated pan with oil. Then add curry leaves to it.
  • Pour it over the apple pachadi / raita..
  • Served as a sweet side dish in Kerala sadhya along with rice.

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