Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dosavakaya pacchadi using Fortune rice bran oil

Fortune Rice Bran Oil is the healthiest edible oil in India. MUFA & PUFA in Rice Bran oil helps maintain cholesterol, making it a healthy heart oil too. (source: http://www.fortunericebranhealth.com/) The first recipe that comes to mind when asked to use oil is this yummy spicy Andhra special "Dosavakaya Pacchadi" which uses a generous amount of oil. Spicy and healthy !!!!

 yellow cucumber(dosakay)- 1 big (approx 3 cups)
 Red chilli powder- 1 cup
Salt- around 3/4th cup
mustard powder- 1/2 to 3/4th cup
fenugreek powder- 1 tsp
cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
 warm oil- 1 cup

TO temper
oil- 3tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
cumin seeds- 1 tsp
urad dal- 1 tsp
red chillies -3
garlic cloves-2 to 3 OR asafoetida - a big pinch

Cut the  cucumber into bite sized pieces as in the image.

 Mix all the dry ingredients well to the pieces.


 Add the warm oil, temper with mustard seeds, uraddal, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida and mix well, keep aside for a day and store it in airtight dry containers. When refrigerated this pickle stays good for around a month.


 This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil & BlogAdda.com

The cucumber selected should be firm when touched (neither too ripe nor too raw)
There should be zero moisture be it in the mixing bowl or the spoon or the storage containers for longer life.
Home made powders definitely smell better than the store bought ones.

Linking this to Mother's day event at kachuss delights


  1. Wow that looks superb...tongue tickling pacchadi :)

  2. comments on my post omg thankyou so much divya and vimitha...glad u liked the post

  3. the same thing you can do for mango pieces ...... u should only add salt,mirchi powder,fenugreek powder and talimpu.....it will be so yummmy....ela unnna rice lo super untundi.,
    :) my fav mamidikaya mukkala pachadi

  4. thats awesome... thnk u fr linking this to my event

  5. The rice bran oil has a number of health benefits owing to which they are used on a large scale in the cooking. It lowers the level of cholestrol in human body and is considered to be safer for heart.

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