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Kerala style Cucumber Curry

Vellarikka Curry

Vellarikka or Kerala style Cucumber curry is a simple side dish made with cucumbers, ground coconut and yogurt.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: kerala
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 Cucumber Medium , peeled (or not) and diced
  • 3 ~ 4 Chilies Green , slit
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • To taste Salt
  • ½ cup Coconut Grated
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 ~ 2 Red chili Dry
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • Red Onion shallots Small or , finely chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Yogurt , whisked


  • Grind coconut and cumin seeds into a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • In a pan, combine cucumber, green chilies, turmeric, salt and ½cup of water; bring to a boil and simmer till cucumber is tender, about 10~12 minutes.
  • Stir in the ground coconut mixture and cook for 3~4 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Taste and adjust the salt accordingly. Take off the heat.
  • In another small pan, heat the coconut oil, add mustard seeds and dry red chili. Once the seeds splutter, add curry leaves and onions. Cook for 3~4 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add the onions to the curry along with the whisked yogurt, mix well. Serve with rice.
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