Vellarika Kichadi

Vellarika Kichadi

Cuisine: South Indian

Vellarika Kichadi: Vellarika Kichadi, a yogurt-based dish with cucumber, hails from Kerala cuisine. It’s known for its cooling properties and is often served as a side dish in South Indian meals.


  • Vellarika (cucumber) 200 gm

  • Salt As required

  • Curd ½ cup

  • Grated coconut 1 cup

  • Cumin powder a pinch

  • Green chilly 6

  • Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seed ½ teaspoon

  • Dry red chilly 2

  • Curry leaves 1 stem


  • Peel the cucumber and cut into small pieces.
  • Cook this in water with salt as required.
  • Grind Ingredients 4 to fine paste.
  • Add this to the cooked cucumber pieces and bring to boil.
  • Add curd and stir well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Splutter mustard seeds in coconut oil,
  • Add dry red chilly and curry leaves and pour it over the kichadi.

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