Vellarikka Varavu / Yellow Cucumber Thoran


2 cups / 1/2 of 1 big yellow cucumber / vellarikka
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, slit
1/2-3/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp oil


  1. Peel off the skin of vellarikka, remove its seeds and cut it into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add chopped vellarikka, crushed garlic, green chilles, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  4. Add grated coconut to this, mix well and cook covered at low flame until done, stirring occasionally. (Sprinkle little water if required).
  5. Then remove the lid and stir well for 1-2 minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve as a side dish with rice…


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