Friday, March 20, 2009

Actually my mother in law prepares a wounderful chutney by name " pachi chintakaya pandiri dosakaya pachadi" . Pandiri dosakaya is one variety of cucumber which will be long in size , looks like green cucumber /keera but it is big in size with yellow and green mixed colour. She will chop cucumber into small pieces and adds some salt on it . After half an hour she will squeeze the juice from cucumber and then add that pieces to freshly grinded tamarind chutney . This will taste awesome but here i did not get pandiri dosakayalu , so i just did with yellow cucumber.

Preparation :-

  • Take 1 yellow cucumber , peelout its skin , deseed and cut into small pieces .

  • Take 15 medium size tender tamarinds (adjust according to their sourness) ,wash them and cut them into pieces.

  • Heat a pan and dry fry 3 heaped tablespoons of peanuts and when it cools remove the skin and transfer them to a mixcy container.

  • Heat the same pan add 1 tspn oil , fry 7-8 green chillies , add 1 &1/2 tspn coriander seeds and 1 tspn cumin seeds . fry them for 2 mins and transfer them into same mixcy container.

  • Heat the same pan add 2 tspns oil , do talimpu by adding 1/2 tspn urad dal , 2 broken dry red chillies , 1/2 tspn each cumin and mustard seeds , pinch of methi powder , sprinkle hing and add few curry leaves . Now add chopped cucumber pieces and fry for 5 mins and switchoff stove. ( i dont like to add raw cucumber to chutney so i just sauted them till half done and mixed with chutney . But according to actual procedure u need not fry u can just add raw cucumber pieces to grinded chutney, so its ur wish.)

  • Grind the contents in the mixcy adding salt & 1/4 tspn turmeric .

  • Once they are grinded add chopped tamarind pieces , 2 sprigs of coriander leaves & 1 garlic pod . Grind them nicely . If u want add little amount of water while grinding.

  • Transfer grinded chutney to a bowl and now add cucumber & talimpu mixture to chutney and mix nicely.

  • Serve this with hot rice and ghee and have a wounderful andhra meal.


  1. swatiraja said...
    hi preethi,
    i saw that ur putting whole chinthakaya along with the seed. does this give a bitter taste?

    Hi swati,

    i used very tender tamarind that i even able to chop them easily . So the seeds are not well formed and so they wont give bitter taste.
    Anonymous said...
    Where did you get Raw Tamarind??
    Choostunte bale nooru ooru tundhi:)
    I got fresh raw tender tamarind in sabzi mandi ( indian grocery store) in New jersey.

    With cheers,
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