Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi ~ Yellow Cucumber Chutney

I was surprised when Srivalli announced the theme " 3 Veggies that are actually fruits". Didn't knew that some  vegetables which we  are eating regularly  are actually fruits. Some of them are Cucumbers, Avocado, Tomato, Peppers,  Pumpkin , Aubergine ( brinjal)  and Olives are actually fruits.

So for day 1, week 2 of BM 66 am here with a delicious and simple dish called Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi. Dosakaya means yellow cucumber, mostly cooked in southern part of India can be eaten  raw or can be cooked.  Mukkalu means pieces. Pachadi means  chutney. Except using fire to make tempering, this is a no cook dish made with in 10 minutes. Served as side dish with rice or roti or chapati. This recipe is adapted from Gayatri Vantillu. Here goes the recipe........


Dosakaya mukkalu / yellow cucumber pieces 1 cup
Red chili 4
Green chili 4
Tamarind gooseberry size ball
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro  1/4 cup
Udad dal 4 spoons
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 spoon
Hing 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Oil 4 spoons


Remove the skin of yellow cucumber / dosakaya.
Cut into half and check the taste of seeds and the fruit.
If any of them are bitter in taste we will not be using that.
Keep seeds aside for later use.
Cut the fruit / vegetable into very small pieces.
In a wok or kadai heat oil and add 3 spoons udad dal.
Saute till brown and add fenugreek seeds.
Give it a stir and add mustard seeds, cut red chili and chopped green chili.
Fry everything together and finally add hing / Asodafatida and mix
Transfer everything to blender leaving oil in the kadai.
Let the mixture cool, now add salt, turmeric and tamarind.
Blend everything well and now add the seeds of the cucumber.
Blend  everything together to make a smooth paste.
Add this paste the cucumber pieces along with chopped cilantro.
Now heat the kadai with oil and add rest of the udad dal.
Fry till golden brown and transfer it to the cucumber pieces with the oil.
Mix everything well and check for salt.
Add if required.
Serve as side dish or with hot rice or  chapatti.

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Srivalli said...

I am glad and that you found some interesting dish to cook..:)

Srividhya said...

That was one interesting theme. I was contemplating between that and regional and went with regional. Great share Sushma.

vaishali sabnani said...

Yes the theme is interesting and you dished out a lovely pachadi.

rajani said...

Didn't know about cucumber and olives :D. Interesting theme! said...

cucumber chutney/pachadi is quite interesting

Smruti Ashar said...

That is a rather interesting dish! Lovely start to the week :)

Priya Suresh said...

Very interesting dish, pachadi looks fantastic.

Pavani said...

I love this easy to make dosakaya pachadi. It's been a while I made it, will have to look for some cukes now.

veena said...

Very interesting and new to me. Looks very delicious