Dosakaya Pacchadi /Cucumber Chutney

Dosakaya Pacchadi

Andhra Pradesh is known for pickles or chutney made from any vegetable. Cucumber chutney is a most popular pickle which goes well with hot Rice and Ghee or Dosa or Roti. Njoy Cooking, Serving and Savoring!


Dosakaya (cucumber) : 2 nos

Tamarind: Small lemon size

Dhaniya/Coriander seeds: 1 tsp

Urad dal: 1 tsp

Channa dal: 1/2 tsp

Red chilli: 4/5 nos

Green chillies: 3 nos

Coriander leaves: 1 small bunch

Salt as required.

For Tempering:

  1. Urad dal: 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Oil: 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Wash the cucumber (dosakaya), deseed and cut into tiny pieces.
  2. Tip: The seeds can be used for making spicy powder which can be consumed with hot rice and ghee I will post the recipe.Dosakaya Pacchadi 3
  3. Heat kadai and pour 1 table spoon of oil.
  4. Fry Urad dal, Channa dal and Coriander seeds till they turn to nice light brown colour.Dosakaya Pacchadi 2
  5. Add red chillies and fry for one minute.
  6. Transfer them to a dry plate. Let it cool.
  7. Meanwhile soak the tamarind for 10 min.Dosakaya Pacchadi 1
  8. Grind fried ingredients to a fine powder. Add soaked tamarind, green chillies and coriander leaves and grind them again.
  9. Add this mixture to finely chopped cucumber pieces and mix thoroughly with hand or spoon so that the ground mixture coats the cucumber pieces well.Dosakaya Pacchadi 4
  10. Temper this pachadi with tempering ingredients.
  11. Dosakaya pachadi is ready to serve with rice or with dosa.

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