Cucumber Pachadi

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This is a very spicy dish and a delicacy from South Indian cuisine.


  1. Peel the cumber and dice them. Keep them aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan. Add chopped tomatoes, chilies, tamarind paste, coriander powder and let it boil until tomatoes thicken. Turn off the stove
  3. In a blender, add curry leaves, salt, peanuts and blend them first. Later add tomato mixture fromĀ the saucepan and blend it again.
  4. Dry roastĀ the ingredients listed under tempering.
  5. Pour the blended mixture over diced cucumber and mix them well. Add the dry roasted seasoning and cilantro before serving. Enjoy!


1 Cucumber diced (3 cups)
2 tomatoes chopped
4 green chilies
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp coriander powder
8-10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs roasted unsalted peanuts
For Tempering/seasoning:
1/4 tsp yellow gram
1/4 tsp black gram
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/8 tsp asafetida
1 Tbs chopped cilantro
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