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Vellarikka Pulissery - Vellarikka Moru Curry - Vishu Recipes

vellarikka moru curry

Vellarikka pullissery which is also known as vellarikka moru curry is a traditional dish from Kerala made with vellarika is an Indian cucumber which can be used to make curries. This curry is made with a paste made with coconut and curd/yogurt.

Instead of curd you can add raw mangoes, green or red tomatoes; to give sourness to the curry.  It is a must side dish for Onam or Vishu sadya.

Vellarikka moru curry video recipe:

Vellarikka: Half of a medium size.
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Shallots (cheriya ulli): 4, sliced
Garlic: 3 cloves (optional)
Green chilies: 2, slit
Water: 1/2 cup water
Salt: 3/4 tsp or as needed.
Coconut: 1 cup, grated
Shallots: 2
Jeera: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
water: 2-3 tbsp.
Curd/yogurt: 1 cup.
Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Uluva: 1/4 tsp
Shallots: 4, sliced
Whole Kashmiri chillies: 3, broken
Curry leaves: 1 sprig

Cut and chop the cucumber and add it into a kadai with water, shallots, turmeric, garlic, and green chilies. Cook this until soft about 10 mins
Grind coconut with shallots, jeera, turmeric, and water.
Transfer the ground mix into another bowl and add in 1 cup of curd and mix well. Add this into the cooked cucumber. Mix well and once it starts to boil simmer the flame. Add salt if needed. Remove the pan from heat.
Into another pan add in coconut oil, add in mustard seeds, uluva/fenugreek seeds, shallots, whole red chilies, and curry leaves. Once everything is lightly fried add this into the curry.
Serve with rice.
For more tips check out my video.


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