Vellarikka – Chakkakuru Curry / Yellow Cucumber – Jackfruit Seeds Curry


1 small vellarikka / yellow cucumber
18-20 chakkakuru / jackfruit seeds
1 small onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1-2 green chillies, slit
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Peel and chop the vellarikka into small cubes. Peel and cut jackfruit seeds into small pieces.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the chopped jackfruit , vellarika, onion, tomato, green chillies, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Then cook it adding about 2 cups of water at medium flame for 4-5 whistles. Switch off the flame.
  4. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add grated coconut. Adjust the salt and spice level and and allow it to boil at medium flame. Switch off the flame.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add crushed garlic and curry leaves and fry. 
  6. Pour this seasoning over the curry and close the lid.. Serve with rice….

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