Cucumber raita – vellarikka thayir pachadi, made by sauteeing cucumber so that it doesn’t leaves out water later. With tadka. Perfect for lunch boxes and good alternative for onion raita. I never pack raw onion raita for lunch box. I prefer mixed vegetable raita or simply cucumber raita as Vj wont like the smell of raw onion for office. So I wanted to try this one when my friend Sangeeta told that her SIL makes this. I made this with small potato biryani and enjoyed this.
Frying the cucumber gives a different flavour and taste, perfect for lunch box too!