Vellarikka Thoran | Cucumber Thoran

Vellarikka Thoran | Cucumber Thoran

Vellarikka Thoran | Cucumber Thoran

Vellarikka Thoran is a traditional Kerala style curry prepared with Yellow cucumber , a small to medium sized oval shaped dark green cucumber with yellow stripes on it. Its also known as Mangalore cucumber, madras cucumber, Malabar cucumber. You can serve this as a side dish with rice or with a vegetarian Kerala main course like kalan curry or parippu curry or Kerala sambar. Cucumber Thoran is a coconut based stir fried or sautéed dish made with various veggies and beans. Various types of vegetable thorans are made in Kerala. Cabbage thoran or Beetroot thoran etc are also part of onam sadya meal. This palya or thoran is prepared using sambar cucumber, coconut and few other spices. You can prepare this simple curry within few minutes and serve. This Vellarikka Thoran is a famous dish in South Kerala. Try out this recipe today in your kitchen today.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 People



  • Peel the Vellarikka (Cucumber), cut and remove seeds from the Vellarikka and cut it into small pieces and keep these pieces separately.
  • Heat Oil in a Cheenachatti, add Cumin seeds and Mustard seeds into this hot Oil and stir it well.
  • Add the Chopped Shallots/Onion, Curry leaves and Green Chilli pieces also and stir it further
  • When colour of the Shallots/Onion, Curry leaves and Green Chilli pieces turns into golden/brown, add the Vellarikka pieces along with required quantity of Salt, stir the mix. Cover the Chennachatti with a plate and cook the Vellarikka pieces in medium flame.
  • When the Vellarikka pieces are cooked well, add grated Coconut and stir it well.
  • Vellarikka (Cucumber) Thoran is ready. This Thoran can serve with Chappathi/Poori/cooked Rice etc.
    Vellarikka Thoran | Cucumber Thoran


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