Vellarikka Pachadi | Cucumber Pachadi

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 10m

Vellarikka pachadi | Cucumber Pachadi

Tangy curd curry made with cucumber(Vellarikka)

Vellarikka pachadi is a simple traditional dish of Kerala.  Vellarikka is also known as Malabar cucumber. It is one of the common side dishes of Kerala’s kitchen. We prepare pachadi twice in a week and serve it along with rice, fish curry, and fish fry. The taste of this combination is heavenly.

Pachadi is also one of the Kerala sadya item. Ingredients of pachadi vary with places in Kerala. I prepared this pachadi in Malabar style. You can also make this pachadi with other vegetables like ash gourd, yam or banana. I have already tried some different pachadi varieties like Beetroot pachadi, Pavakka pachadi ,Carrot pachadi and Apple pachadi. All these dishes are super easy to make and we can prepare them within 15 minutes. Please try out this pachadi and let me know how it went out for you. 

How to make Vellarikka pachadi ?


  • 1/2 kg of Cucumber
  • 1/4 kg of Curd
  • 1 cup of Coconut
  • 5 no of Green chillies
  • 1/4 spn. of Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 spn. of cumin seeds
  • 2 springs of curry leaves
  • 2-3 no of dried red chillies
  • 1/2 spn mustard seeds for seasoning
  • 4 tbsp. of coconut Oil


Step 01

Clean and peel off cucumber. Cut into medium pieces and cook 1/2 cup of water and salt..

Step 02

Grind coconut with green chillies,cumin seeds,curd and mustard seeds..

Step 03

When cucumber is cooked, add grounded coconut mix. Check salt.

Step 04

Heat coconut oil in a pan.

Step 05

Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dried red chillies.

Step 06

Saute for a while and pour into the curry. Cover the pan and serve after 10 minutes.

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