9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Capsicum Pachadi / Raitha

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Capsicum Pachadi / Raitha

Capsicum pachadi or raitha is a very simple and refreshing dish. It is a great accompaniment for spicy foods like Biriyani, sambar rice or can be a part of our traditional menu as pachadi..
Capsicum Pachadi - IMG_1993
Capsicum (chopped small ) – 1 small or about ¼ cup
Curd – 1 cup
Curry Leaves - 4
Coriander Leaves – 1 table spoon
Mustard  Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Fenugreek Seeds – 5 (optional)
Coconut – ¼ cup
Red Chili – 2
Green Chili - 1
Oil – 1 tea spoon
Salt – ½ tea spoon
Asafetida – a pinch
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds
Once the mustard seeds crackle, add the fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, red chili, green chili and sauté for 10 seconds
Add curry leaves, asafetida and the capsicum and cook on medium flame for around 2 to 3 minutes or until the capsicum is well sautéed (it should not be mushy or overcooked)
Add coconut, salt and mix well
Remove from heat and allow it to cool and add coriander leaves. Beat the curd with a spoon and add it to the capsicum mixture
Add little water if needed and now the capsicum pachadi / raitha is ready to be served!
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  1. Tasty and delicious pachadi. Lovely preparation.

  2. wow...thats a new one fr me... i thnk u 've missed out cumin in ur ingredient list.. pls chk it out

  3. Delicious............

  4. Who can resist to this beautiful bowl,inviting raita.

  5. Good one. Never made raitha with capsicum!

  6. I didn't expect to see coconut in the recipe. A refreshing one for the hot summers.

  7. A nice raita to accompany Biryani and spicy dishes! Never tried capsicum in a raita before...

  8. Never made a capsicum raita before. Good one..

  9. What a yummy and healthy meal for everyone

  10. That's a yummy variation to regular raitas.. Sounds delicious.


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