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Mar 13, 2011

Roasted Cucumber Pickle

దోసకాయ కాల్చిన పచ్చడి
This is a delicious, aromatic pickle made by roasting cucumber on direct flame. Yellow cucumber is used for this pickle. But I tried this pickle with green cucumber which turned out equally delicious.

• 1 Cucumber (I used green variety)
• 4 or 5 Green Chilies
• A small amount of Tamarind
• Salt as required

For Seasoning/Tempering:
• ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
• ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
• ¼ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senaga Pappu, Chana Dal)
• ¼ tsp Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Dal)
• Few Curry Leaves
• A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
• 1 tsp Oil


Wash cucumber and wipe dry. Roast this on the stove directly on low flame until the skin becomes roasted just like in the picture below. Keep aside to cool.

When cucumber becomes cold, peel the skin off and chop it into small pieces.

Heat a little amount of oil in a pan and roast green chilies well. Then add these chilies to a blender along with tamarind and grind well.

To the above mixture add the cucumber pieces and grind into a smooth paste. No need to add water as cucumber already contains water in them. Add salt as needed.

Finally it’s time for seasoning. Heat the rest of the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds + dals + curry leaves + asafetida and sauté well. Pour this seasoning on top of the prepared pickle and mix well.

Enjoy this delicious pickle with rice as well as chapathis.

On a different note, I would like to thank dear Shobha, a sweet blogger who passed me some wonderful awards. I will make a separate post about it soon as I have to select 15 bloggers according to the award rules, which is a bigger task for me :) Thank you Shobha for sharing these awesome awards with me.


Jayasree said... [Reply]

I like the smoky falvor it imparts to the chutney. Never knew you cucumber can be roasted too and made into a chutney. Looks mouthwatering...

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Looks really yumm..never made this way....shud try this next time

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

New for me and looks so delish ....loved it

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Definitely a new pickle for me, thanks for sharing this tongue tickling pickle..

Pavani said... [Reply]

new n yummy pickle..

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Nice to see a change here Uma. New kind of pickle for me.

Hamaree Rasoi

Harini said... [Reply]

Dosakaya kalchina pacchadi probably would taste heavenly with the smoked flavor! wow..mouthwatering !!

Swathi said... [Reply]

Roasted cucumber pachadi looks delicious. Love it.

Torviewtoronto said... [Reply]

delicious we make like this with eggplant haven't had with cucumber looks wonderful

Unknown said... [Reply]

Whoa, that is new and soooooooooooooooo interesting and more over, mouth watering.

Suchitra Vaidyaram said... [Reply]

Uma, now this is really interesting- never tried roasting cucumber ever...interesting flavors! you have a new follower :)

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