September 4, 2011

Vellarikka Pulissery | Onam Sadhya Recipes

Ingredients :

Chopped Lemon Cucumber : 1 cup
Thick Yogurt : 1 cup
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Grind Together :

Fresh Coconut : 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies : 3 or 4

For Tempering :

Coconut Oil : 1 tbsp
Finely Chopped Onion : 1 tsp
Finely Chopped Ginger : 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chillies : 3
Hing : 1/8 tsp
A few Curry leaves

Method :

Wash, peel and chop the cucumber into pieces. In a saucepan, add the cucumber pieces, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and water and cook till almost done. Meanwhile, grind the coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies and some water into a smooth paste. Add the ground coconut mixture to the cucumber and mix well. Then add some water and salt to it and let it cook for 5 minutes. Now add the beaten curd and cook for a minute and switch off the flame. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil and add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and let them splutter. Now add the hing, curry leaves, finely chopped onion, chopped ginger and red chillies and fry until brown color. Switch off the flame and dunk everything into the gravy and mix well. Serve with rice.


  1. Thus is just wonderful for my next meal :) Thanks dear for sharing!

  2. wow! Looks and sounds yummy :) Will definitely try the lemon cucumber!

  3. Wow Lovely yummy recipe......:)

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  4. Lovely pulissery, never tried it though. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love this dish. Looks perfect and yummy.

  6. yummy and delicious traditional dish

  7. wow thats so delicious recipe,luks very nice...

  8. lovely delicious I too make this, lovely click


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