Nadan Vellarikka Pachadi is a version of North Indian Raita, a delicious dish with slightly spicy and sour flavor. Nadan Vellarikka Pachadi is an excellent combo with white hot rice. The vegetarian dish is unique and special with sliced and cooked cucumber pieces blended with an aromatic coconut mixture, curd and seasoned. This is a nutritious dish, comfortable and cool for your tummy. This is a heavenly dish with the richness of curd. This is one of the apt dishes in summer season. Curd is good for your body. It cools your entire system and body. It is one of the easiest dishes with very little ingredients. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
For preparing the dish, first remove the skin from the vellarikka and cut into small pieces. Cook the vellarikka with little water along with salt and green chillies.
Grind together coconut, cumin seeds and little curd(don't add water for grinding).
Once the vellarikka pieces are cooked, add the ground coconut paste. Continue cooking in low flame for another 3 minutes and add the remaining curd and stir well till it becomes thick.
Remove from the flame. Do not boil the curry dish after adding curd.
Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves for a few minutes. Pour seasoning over the Pachadi dish. This curry dish is an excellent combo with rice. You will find the dish very popular during Sadhya.