Sunday, May 5, 2019

Vellarikka Thoran

If you are my regular reader you know about a group I mentioned earlier that I had joined regarding gardening.I was a totally a lazy one in gardening or it would be rather nice to say I didn't know the abc..of it.But attending this class which was just a coincidence- an invitation from another group - has made me a beginner.Last year I had posted my little garden on FB and this time also I grew a few veggies in my little space.
So today's recipe is from one such veggie from my garden,it's the yellow cucumber well known as Vellarika in our part.I already have a post on my blog.If you are in doubt how this vegetable looks like and for the previous recipe post then you can check it here.
This is a simple stir fry.On to the recipe:
Vellarika/yellow cucumber 1 medium size
Onion   1/2 of 1 finely chopped(optional)
Chilly powder  1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
Salt  as needed
Coconut grated   1/4 cup  
Oil    2 tsp
Mustard seeds  1/2 tsp
Curry leaves   a few
-Peel the skin and remove the seeds with the help of a spoon.Chop into pieces(I got 2 cups after chopping)
-Heat a pan and add oil.Splutter the Mustard seeds and and the curry leaves.Add the onion.
-After a minute add the chopped pieces along with the red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.You can add 2-3 spoons of water.Cook till soft.
-When cooked well add the grated coconut and mix well.Switch off the flame after 2 minutes.
-Serve as a side dish with rice.

*You can also use a pressure cooker to cook this.Keep for 2 or 3 whistles.After the pressure is released you can add the coconut.


  1. A cucumber stir fry, never tried to cook those yellow ones although now adays we rarely get them.

  2. I have checked your post on the yellow cucumber and I have never seen such cucumber before. I am sure the dish you prepared with the cucumber must be very tasty.

  3. Simply delicious ruxana :) never tried yellow cucumber in curries


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