Tuesday, March 22, 2011

VELLARIKKA PALU CURRY / GOLDEN CUCUMBER GRAVY WITH COCONUT MILK

 Vellarikka / Golden Cucumber will remind about Vishukkani to every keralite. Cucumber helps in Kidney & Urinary bladder disease, Liver disease and Pancreatic disease. Its highly beneficial in Diabetics. Cucumber has more than 90% water content. So its an ideal vegetable to have in summer. 



Ingredients


Vellarikka / Golden Cucumber : 1,small
Shallots : or 5, sliced
Green Chillies : 2, halved
Curry leaves  : 2Springs
Coconut milk 1st extract  : 1/2Cup
Coconut Milk 2nd extract  : 1Cup
Mustard Seeds : 1/2tsp
Dried Red Chillies : 2
Salt




Method :

1. Peel the skin and cut the vellarikka into small cubes. Pressure cook this with 1/2 Cup of water, shallot, green chillies and 1spring of curry leaves.

2. When pressure releases, remove the lid and add 2nd extract of coconut milk. (If you feel the water content is more, cook till the gravy reduces by half and then add 2nd extract of coconut milk).  Cook for 10-15minutes in medium flame.

3. Add Thick coconut milk and cook in low flame for 1minute. Turn of the flame.

4. In a tadka pan heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add dried red chillies and saute for a minute. Add the curry leaves and turn of the flame immediately. Add this to the curry and serve hot with rice.

Note  : Make sure  that you add correct amount of water to cook Vellarikka. Vellarikka will release lots of water while cooking. If you are adding more water with vellarikka, then you wont get correct thick gravy.

28 comments:

  1. Quite an interesting curry, never tried cucumber this way,thanks for sharing..

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  2. Yum and very interesting ...nice click dear

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  3. very nice and healthy recipe...luks delicious.

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  4. This is new to me,flavorful and delicious..beautiful clicks dear.

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  5. Very soothing, healthy and yummy preparation.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. I am not a big fan of vellarika, lenakutty. But ethu polokke undakki thannal kazhichekum ketto. Loved the color combo, white curry in yellow bowl..Cute clicks too...

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  7. Lovely looking dish ... sounds very interesting
    Reva

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  8. ithu kollamallo..never tried this way...bookmarked it...

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  9. Adipoli palu curry. try cheythu nokkanam

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  10. Interestingly new dish! looks good

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  11. LOoks absolutely yumm.. i can spoon the whole bowl...love it a lot.

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  12. Nice recipe..vellarika pachadi matre njan undakitullu...ithu kollamallo..

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  13. Paal curry sounds so yummy with cucumber!

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  14. interesting and looks delicious. I have bookmarked it in the mind. Not sure how successful would be my preparation :)

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  15. We usually use ground coconut for this one. Will try it with coconut milk next time..Lovely clicks!!

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  16. hey belated happy b'day to u...recipe is yummy.love the use of coconut milk

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  17. nice way to use cucumber, belated birthday wishes to you Lena

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  18. We usually cook this cucumber in soups, I have never tried the creamy version with coconut milk before, sounds really interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Hi...Have an award waiting for you in my blog....Do claim it... :)

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  21. hi Lena... U have a lovely blog with gorgeous pictures. This dish reminds me of the dish called olan....

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  22. 3 Researches REVEAL How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally burn fat by eating coconut fats (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!

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