Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vellarikka Thenga Curry/Yellow Cucumber Coconut Curry

Today's recipe is a simple Vellarikka curry.It has a thick consistency similar to Pachadi and can be served as a side dish with rice and any curry.Also you can have it as a side with Chapatis.
Vellarikka/Sambar Cucumber(image below)  1 medium size (3 cups)
Onion                 1 medium (chopped)
Green chilly       1 split
Chilly powder     3/4 spoon
Salt                      as per taste
Coconut grated    1 cup
Turmeric               3/4 spoon
Water                   3/4 cup
Mustard seeds      1/2 spoon
Coconut oil           2 tbsp

-Peel the skin,discard the seeds and cut the cucumber into cubes.
-In a blender add the coconut,water and turmeric powder and blend till smooth.Keep this aside.
-Heat a pressure cooker,add oil and splutter the mustard seeds.
-Now add the cucumber pieces,onion, green chilly,salt and chilly powder.Saute well, add 2-3 tbsp of water.
-Close the lid and keep for two whistles.Off the flame.
-After sometime open the lid,switch on the flame and add the coconut mix.Stir well.
-When it starts boiling off the flame.
-Ready to serve with rice.


  1. Delicious curry to have for a light dinner, breakfast and lunch

  2. I love this curry with some fried meen and some thoran or mizhukavarati by side with hot rice...aiyo kodiaavvvunu...Gud 1 dear!

  3. I never tried any side dish with cucumber!! but this seems to make me tempt for a trial :) nice share thank u dear

  4. Curry looks cool :-)

  5. Cucumber & coconut nice combo...............surely try.

  6. This yellow cucumber is new to me. Very interesting.


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