Vellarikka Manga Curry

Vellarikka Manga Curry

Author: Maria Jose Martin
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  • 400- 450 gm Vellarikka (Golden Cucumber) peeled and seeded and cubed, measured before cleaning
  • 1 Small - medium Raw mango sliced, adjust the qty according to the sourness of the mango
  • 2-3 Green chilli Slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/4 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera (cumin)
  • 1/4 tsp Chopped garlic
  • 2 Small / pearl onion sliced
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4-5 Small / Pearl Onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • A pinch Turmeric and chilli powder
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil


  • Cook together cubed golden cucumber, sliced mango, green chilli, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt with 2.5 cups water. Bring it to a boil and cook on lowest flame, till cucumber and mango becomes tender. Around 12 - 15 mins.
  • Grind together grated coconut, cumin, 2 small onion, chopped garlic, coriander powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder with 1/2 cup water for 3-4 mins. Add another 1/2 cup water and grind for 3-4 mins till it becomes a smooth paste.
  •  Add 1/4 cup water to the coconut paste and mix well using a spatula. Add this to the cooked cucumber and mango. Mix well. Cook on low flame for 7 - 10 mins. Do not let it boil. 
  • Heat oil in a small pan and crackle the mustard seeds. Add sliced small onion, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Fry it till the onion becomes golden brown. Add a pinch of turmeric and chilli powder. Mix well and add to the curry. Let the curry rest for 15 minutes and serve with rice. 


I think if you like, you can add some drumstick also in this curry. Cook it along with cucumber and raw mango.