Thayir Pachadi (Without vegetables) – Plain Raita

Tamil Nadu Feast %% 

This is a quick thayir pachadi/raita that is made without any vegetable. I have often eaten this pachadi in the weddings and love it with sambhar rice and rasam rice. Also I like to dip my vadai into this pachadi. All you need is yogurt and basic seasoning ingredients.

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 2 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients – serves 4

  • Fresh yogurt / Curd – 1 ½ cup (slightly whisked
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida – a pinch
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp (grated)
  • Green chili – 1 or 2
  • Ginger – ½ tsp grated
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cilantro – few
Procedure –
  • Whisk the curd/yogurt and keep it aside.
  • Grind the coconut, green chilies and the ginger to a smooth paste and add it to the yogurt. Add salt and mix well.
  • Fry the seasoning (mustard seed, asafetida and curry leaves) in oil and add it to the yogurt mixture.
  • Mix well and garnish with cilantro. Keep it refrigerated until ready to serve or it might become sour.

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