May 6, 2009

Raita with some seasoning

Well we all make raita with onion or with cucumber. We commonly call it Thayir pachadi. I make cucmber thayir pachadi very often during this summer season. We had a chance to eat cucumber thayir pachadi with a little twist, couple of months back. We had a trip to Eshwari Akka's house and she made this pachadi that time. It was really tasty and i wanted to try this today as a side dish for bisibelebath.

Ingredients:-
  1. cucumber - 1/2 (or 1 according to the required quantiy)
  2. Onion - 1/2 (chop it finely) (optional)
  3. Yogurt - 1 cup (according to the req. quantity)
  4. salt to taste
  5. Rosemary - 1/2 (i used fresh rosemary leaves)
  6. Basil - 1 leaf
Shred the cucumber, chop the onion. Take 1/4th quantity of cucumber, add rosemary, basil leaf in a mixie and grind it finely. You will get a light green color paste. Now add it to the chopped onion, add the yogurt and required amount of salt. Mix it well. Serve it with any variety rice. It will definitely be refreshing. Usually people used to season the thayir pachadi which i won't do it. If you want, you can season it with mustard seeds.

12 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

it sounds different..should give a try

chef and her kitchen said...

good flavours in the pacchadi..

Asha said...

Rosemary and Basil sounds good in Raita. I have plenty of those in my backyard!:)

Gita Jaishankar said...

wow rosemary and basil with pachadi sounds interesting...I should try it soon, good one Vidhya :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Seasoning sounds great that too basil & rosemary make me excited...

lubnakarim06 said...

Very different.....

Ashwini said...

Nice addition of rosemary and basil. Nice flavours in the raitha.

Unknown said...

Nice entry..sounds delicious..

Jaishree Iyer said...

Pachadi sounds interesting vidhya... delicious:)

Unknown said...

@ Shama - Thanks shama.. try it. It was so refreshing...

@ Prathiba thanks Prathibha

@Asha - Lucky you Asha, I bought from the store..

@Gita - Thanks gita.

@Ramya - Try it once. I am sure you will definitely like it...

@Kitchen Flavours - thanks dear. Well its not my invention though...

@ Ashwini - thanks Ashwini..

@Jaishree - Thanks Jaishree

@ Sripriya - Thanks dear..

kittymatti said...

rosemary n basil! This is a must try..so refreshing!

AnuSriram said...

Looks refreshing... delicious!