April 13, 2016

Dosakaya Roti Pachadi / Cucumber Chutney in Andhra Style

Today I am blogging one of the best low calorie vegetable, Dosakaya/Cucumber that is good for weight loss camp. Dosakaya / cucumbers are high in vitamin C and A, low in sodium content and zero cholesterol that is good for Blood Pressure patients. If we consume raw cucumbers we get all benefits without any loss of nutrients. We can make curry, sambhar and pulusu with these Dosakaya/Cucumber. 

Any freshly made chutneys are extraordinary in taste especially if you use stone mortar and pestle in making of it. Here I tried and made this chutney with mortar & pestle and it turned out yummy yummy!!! Today I am posting Dosakaya roti pachadi , one of the most admirable chutneys from Andhra Cuisine. It is very simple and easy to make, yet tastes good with hot steamed rice and ghee.Hope you too try it out !!!

Ingredients :
Yellow Cucumber / Dosakaya                 :  1  round medium sized
Red chillies                                              :   10
Green Chillies /pachi mirapakayalu        :    5
Tamarind                                                 :  small lemon size, soak in 
                                                                    little water
Black gram/ Urad dal                             :  3 table spoons
Fenugreek seeds                                     :   1/4 table spoon
Mustard seeds                                        :   1 1/2 table spoons
Cumin seeds                                          :    1/4 table spoon
Oil                                                         : 5 table spoons
Salt                                                        :   to taste
Turmeric powder                                  :    1/4 table spoon
Coriander leaves                                  :   for garnishing
Asafoetida                                            :  a pinch

Method : 
1. Before using the cucumber taste a small piece of cucumber
    as most of them are sour.Do not use sour ones to make chutney.
2. Wash and peel of the cucumber and cut it into half longitudinally.
3. Remove the seeds from cucumber, chop the cucumber into
    small size pieces.
4. Chop the coriander leaves finely and keep aside.
5. Heat a pan, add 3 table spoons of oil,when oil is hot, 
    add 2 table spoons black gram, fenugreek seeds, mustard 
    seeds and fry them till the black gram turn golden in colour.
6. Now add red chillies broken, green chillies and a pinch 
    of asafoetida and let them fry. You will get nice aroma from 
    the seasoning. Now turn off the flame. Separte the seasoning 
    from oil.
7. Take a mortar and pestle, add the seasoning,cucumber 
     pieces, tamarind, salt, turmeric powder and grind it into 
     coarse paste. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Transfer 
     this chutney into a serving bowl.
8. Heat another pan , add 2 table spoons of oil, add 1table
    spoon black gram, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, a pinch 
    of asafoetida and let them fry till black gram turn golden.
9.  Pour this seasoning over chutney and garnish with 
     finely chopped coriander leaves.
10.Yummy Dosakaya pachadi is ready now !!! 
     Serve it with hot steamed white rice and ghee.

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