When I saw Sapana's Cucumber raita it reminded me of the Vellarikai Inji Pachadi we make at home - its a sellout success everytime, as we team it up with Upma, Pongal, Set Dosa, Vangibhath, BisibeleBhath or even Chinna Vengaya Kuzhambu (Pearl Onion Tamarind Gravy) . Earthy, rustic and homely - that's how I would describe this dish. The pics dont do justice to the dish as it was clicked just before dinner in front of a hungry family (you know how it goes from there on....But I shall update the pics soon)..
In the meantime, this dish goes to BM # 41 under bookmarked recipes and also to my event - My health, My way - Calcium rich recipes guest hosted by PJ. If you have any Calcium rich recipes do send it to her here - the event ends 16th July.
If you have missed any of the BM posts this month under different categories, here's a quick recap:
Under Summer Foods:
Under Iron Rich recipes:
Under Bookmarked recipes:
Now to today's recipe :
Prep time : 15 mins | Zero Cook | Serves : 2
Serving suggestions :
- Cucumber - 1 medium
- Grated coconut - 3 TBSP
- Ginger - 1 tsp
- Jeera / Cumin - 1/2 tsp
- Green chillies - 1
- Curd / yoghurt - 1 cup
- Salt - to taste
Tempering (optional) : Oil 1 tsp, mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, curry leaves- few
- Peel and dice the cucumbers finely.
- Grind coconut, jeera, ginger, chillies, salt to a fine paste using very little water.
- Whisk the curd well, free of lumps. Add the ground paste, mix well. Chill well.
- Just before serving ,add salt and if required tempering with mustard and curry leaves