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Friday, August 6, 2010

Chayote Raita / Seemavankaya Perugu Pachadi



This simple yet delicious perugu pachadi can be put together under 10 minutes, for a quick side dish or snacking. We usually serve perugu pachadi along with rice and plain dal combo or with rotis.

Ingredients:
2 cups homemade yogurt (even fat free will do)
1/2 cup peeled and finely chopped chayote
Salt to taste
For grinding: A handful of cilantro leaves, 3 -4 Serrano peppers, 2 Tbsp of fresh coconut
For tadka: 1 - 2 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, a pinch of asafoetida powder and a few curry leaves

Method:
1. Cook chayote cubes adding a few Tbsp of water in microwave for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, grind cilantro, pepper and coconut into a fine paste adding a few Tbsp of yogurt if needed.
Heat oil in a small pan and add tadka ingredients. When mustard seeds start to pop, turn off the stove. Let it cool.
3. Beat the yogurt lightly for a uniform consistency. Add the chayote cubes (sans the cooking water), ground paste, salt and the tadka ingredients and mix well.

This goes to my Indian Side dishes other than dal / subzi event.

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14 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

that looks wonderful and cooling :)

Suman Singh said...

I remember having this veggie only once when my dad was posted in kerala...never cooked with this veggie..sounds interesting...thanks for sharing!

Guna's kitchen said...

very intresting vankaya perugu pachadi.. sounds gr8t.. luks delicious and beautifully clicked..

added u to my blogger friends list.. happy to follow ur blog

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. sounds delicious dear.. looks really good.. thanks for sharing !!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Thats very tempting raita and unique recipe,Thanks for sharing dear!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks nice new to me...

chaitrali pathak said...

looks nice and new to me too

Kairali sisters said...

Nice click Suma...Lovely pachadi with chayote squash

Srimathi said...

Pachadi with chayote. Very interesting. Will remember to give it a try.

Kiran said...

Love the chayote raithi.Nice pic.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Refreshing Raitha..Loved the addition of chayote in raitha's..

Adelina said...

so appetizing and refreshing! Thanks for sharing- new to me!

Nitha said...

Looks wonderful.. Should have tasted great..

suma said...

Lovely side dish Suma!