The Cucumber chutney is a very cherished recipe in Andhra Cuisine. Cucumber chutney or Dosakaya pachadi is one of the most popular chutney and it finds its place in a menu for any special occasion. It is tangy and spicy chutney. Preparing this chutney is very simple and perfect for summer season. In AndhraPradesh, this chutney is often served with a mixed- dry chutney powder (called "kandi podi") and ghee. It is best served with hot rice and ghee or hot naan.
The word Chutney is derived from an Indian term Chatni meaning crushed. Chutneys are generally dry or wet which has a rough to fine consistency. Chutneys flavor extremely great when ground in the mortar and pestle but these days they're replaced with electrical mixers and blenders. A traditional chutney is made from numerous spices and veggie ground in the specific order to a rough moist paste and seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves and urad dal sautéed either in veggie oil or gingerly oil. There's no limit to the amount of chutneys which can be produced from almost any vegetable/fruit/herb/spices or a mix of them. Chutneys are available in two main categories, sweet and hot; each type generally include numerous spices, such as chili, but vary by their key taste. It is an important ingredient for serving idli, dosa, vada, uttapam, Sandwiches or most chat items like samosa, pakora, aloo paratha and so on. in short, it is the main component for Indian snack item. Most of the famous chutney recipes are made using coconut, mint, coriander, ginger, mango, tamarind, red chilli, green chilli, peanut, tomato and lots more….
Cucumber is one of the oldest cultivated crops, popularly known as ‘khira/kheera’ or ‘kakdi’ in Hindi. It is also known as ‘Dosakaya’ in Telugu, ‘Kakkarikkari‘in Tamil, ‘Kani Vellarikka‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kakdi‘ in Gujarati, ‘Sosha‘ in Bengali, ‘Kakadi‘ in Marathi, and ‘Tar‘ in Punjabi. Cucumber or Cucumis sativus is a creeper that belongs to the Cucurbitaceous family. It has a light to dark green color, thin skin, moisture-rich flesh with tiny edible seeds inside, and is enjoyed best in salads, sandwiches, or as a juice. We can intake cucumber in form of dishes like Cucumber Chutney, Cucumber Dal, Cucumber And Lemon Tadka Dal, Cucumber Mutton Curry Yellow Cucumber Dosakaya, Cucumber And Bengal Gram Chutney…
This Cucumber Chutney has a very delicious and amazing smoky flavor, tanginess and hot taste that are out of this world! The feel of the fresh flavors and crunch of the cucumber in every bite along with the tadka/tempering flavor is priceless.