Monday, March 26, 2012

Vellarikka curry / Lemon cucumber

Vellarikka Curry 1

Ingredients (Serves 3 to 4):
Vellarikka / Lemon cucumber --   1 small approx 250gm
Turmeric powder      --   ½ tsp
Chilly powder             --   1 tsp
Coconut                         --   ¼ cup
Cumin seeds                 --   ½ tsp
Buttermilk/Curd        --   ¼ cup
Curry leaves                --   2 - 3 springs
Shallots                          --   1
Mustard                         --   ½ tsp
Red Chilly                      --   3 to 4
Oil                                     --   1 tbsp
Salt                                   --   to taste
Vellarikka Curry 2
Peel of the skin, remove the seeds, clean and cut the cucumber into cubes.
In a pressure cooker, add the cut cucumber, turmeric powder, chilly powder and 1 cup water.
Vellarikka Curry 4     Vellarikka Curry 5
Cook until done. In my pressure cooker, it takes 2 whistles. You can also do it in a normal pan and it might take around 15 - 20 minutes to get it cooked.  Grind together coconut and cumin with a pinch of turmeric powder and buttermilk/curd . Add to the cooked vellari and let  it boil.
Vellarikka Curry 6      Vellarikka Curry 7
Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add the red chillies,shallots and curry leaves.Fry until the shallots are golden brown. And finally add this to the curry. Serve hot with rice.
Vellarikka Curry 3

Recipe Courtesy: Amma


  1. delicious cucumber curry ........

  2. I never had this cucumber curry before...But certainly looks appealing

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Tasty looking cucumber curry.Loved the side dish too.

  4. Very new to me, will surely give this a try.

  5. used to see lot of these cucumbers in Bangalore but never cooked with it. this looks delish. light-summary and yum

  6. yummy n delicious luking curry...

  7. Lemon cucumber is new to me.. looks very delicious!

  8. Looks super yum, delicious spread,makes me hungry..

  9. yummy this looks like pullisseri in kerala..loved ur clicks..

  10. Lovely and delicious recipe.. looks awesome !!
    Indian Cuisine

  11. Curry looks yummy, but wonder what you have done with the shallots given in the 'Ingredients" list....

  12. Hey.. thanks for pointing it out. I added it during the tadka. Have updated the post.