Vellarikka – Mambazham Pulissery / Yellow Cucumber – Mango Moru Curry


2 cups yellow cucumber / vellarikka
1 large ripe mango / mambazham
3 green chillies, slit
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/2 cup yogurt, beaten
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Peel and chop cucumber and mango into pieces.
  2. Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds together to a smooth paste adding enough water and keep it aside.
  3. In a clay pot / pan, add chopped cucumber, mango pieces, green chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and cook it covered for 10 minutes adding 1 cup of water.
  4. Add ground coconut paste into this and mix well and cook till the raw smell goes.
  5. Add the beaten yogurt , mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Don’t allow to boil.
  6. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  8. Pour this over the pulissery and keep it covered for 3-4 minutes. Mix well and serve with rice…

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