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Vellarikka Pachadi | Kerala Style Cucumber Salad

Course Salads
Cuisine Kerala
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Cucumber / Vellarikka, diced into tiny pieces
  • 1" Ginger finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Coconut Grated
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 cup Curd Plain Sour
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil


How to make Vellarikka Pachadi - Cucumber Pachadi

  • Cook the chopped cucumber with salt, adding little water till it turn to soft.
  • Grind the grated coconut, green chillies, ginger and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds into a smooth paste with 1/4 cup yogurt.
  • Add the coconut paste to the cooked cucumber and cook over low flame. Allow to cool and add the rest of the yogurt and set it aside.
  • Heat cooking oil for tempering in a small pan and add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, when the mustard seeds start popping, add it to the pachadi and mix well.
  • Serve with steamed rice and enjoy!
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