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Cheera Pachadi !! (spinach in curd and coconut mix)

Pachadi is an inevitable part of Kerala Sadya.It is a combination of vegetables and yogurt with a special flavour of mustard.We use almost all vegetables and leafs to make a delicious pachadi.It is truly a pleasure to have,and yes,very healthy, not to forget.


3 cups chopped cheera/kerala spinach
4-5 tbsp water
1 cup Curd (not so sour)

To Grind & Crush

3-4 green chillies (depends on your tolerance level)
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (to crush)

To Temper

1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dried red chilly (kollamulaku)
1 sprig curry leaf
salt as needed


  • Cook the chopped spinach along with water and salt.
  • Grind coconut and chillies to a smooth paste and just before finishing grinding,add the mustard seeds to it and just crush them for a second.
  • Mashed the cooked spinach well with a spoon and add the coconut mixture to this.Bring it to a boil.
  • Switch off the stove and allow the spinach mix to cool.
  • Add curd to this and mix well.Check salt and adjust the taste.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet and splutter mustard seeds,dried chillies and curry leaves.Pour it over the curry.
  • Serve with rice.

5 comments on “Cheera Pachadi !! (spinach in curd and coconut mix)

  1. Suja Sugathan
    April 7, 2011

    Ethuvere try chetitilla,looks creamy and delicious,bookmarked.


  2. Rani acharyulu
    April 7, 2011

    Healthy chutney,looks delicious.


  3. Jay
    April 7, 2011

    sounds innovative n tempting…will give a try soon..;)
    Tasty Appetite


  4. Only Fish Recipes
    April 7, 2011

    wow,…waht a lovely recipe dear….this combo is absolutely my favorite ! I love the use of curd and coconut in it 🙂


  5. An Open Book
    April 8, 2011

    sadly i dont get kerala spinach here..and the spinach we get here is horrible in a pachadi 😦


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This entry was posted on April 7, 2011 by in kerala food, Sadya (സദ്യ), veg curry.


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