Sunday, April 13, 2014

Vellarikka Pulissery

A quick ozhichukoottan (curry, liquidy side-dish) for those busy days..


Vellarikka, chopped into chunks - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2, slit lengthwise
Salt - as needed

To grind to coarse paste
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Small onions - 3
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches

Curd - 2 cups (medium consistency)

For Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dried red chilly - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


1. Heat a manchatti. Add the vellarikka pieces along with half cup water, slit chillies and some salt. Let the pieces get cooked well (they become transparent once cooked).
2. Meanwhile grind the ingredients mentioned into a coarse paste.
3. Once the vellarikka is cooked, add the ground coconut paste into this mixture and let it steam through.
4. Add the beaten curd into it and stir continuously (ensure its in low heat, or it will curdle). Once steam comes through, immediately switch off the stove. Keep stirring for some more time, to cool it down a bit.
5. In a separate pan, add oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Then add the curry leaves and dried chillies till they become crisp. Add it along with the oil to the curd mixture. Stir well.

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