Vellirikka-Kadala Parippu Curry/ Cucumber-Channa Dal Curry



Cucumber/ Vellirikka – 1 cup cubed

Channa Dal – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1 medium slicedvellirikka

Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Green chillies – 3

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1/4 tsp

Salt  -to taste

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Dry red chillies – 3 broken

Oil – 1 tbsp



Cook the channa dal with enough water in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes.  Let it cool.  Open the lid and add the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, turmeric and chilly powder.  Pressure cook for another 5 minutes.  Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a fine paste.  Add it to the cucumber and dal mixture.  Add salt and mix well.  Allow the mixture to simmer for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.  Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add curry leaves and dry red chillies.  Pour the seasoning over the curry and mix well.  Serve it with steamed rice or chappathi.  Cheers!


My friend Sangeetha has honoured me with this award.  Thanks a lot dear!

lovely blog award

I would like to share this award with all my fellow bloggers…!!!


Dear Ivy has passed on to me this award.  Thank you so much dear!

This award goes with a fun meme which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.

Here is the meme part:

1. Where is your cell phone: Near the laptop

2. Your hair: Brown Black

3. Your mother: Deceased

4. Your father: Ditto

5. Your favorite food: Cakes

6. Your dream last night: None

7. Your favorite drink: Hot Chocolate

8. Your dream/goal: Relocating

9. What room are you in: Diningroom

10. Your hobby: Cooking

11. Your fear: Snakes

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: Australia

13. Where were you last night: Chinese Restaurant

14. Something you aren’t: Hypocrite

15. Muffins: Blueberry

16. Wish list item: Farm House

17. Where did you grow up: Kerala

18. Last thing you did: Had Tea

19. What are you wearing: Jacket

20. Your TV: Off

21. Your pets: Ginger and Daisy

22. Your friends: My Children

23. Your life: Good

24. Your mood: Happy

25. Missing someone: Dad

26. Vehicle: Yes

27. Something you’re not wearing: Belt

28. Your favorite store: Body Shop

29. Your favorite color: Baby Pink

30. When was the last time you laughed: Evening

31. Last time you cried: Unsure

32. Your best friend: Michael

33. One place that I go over and over: Singapore

34. One person who emails me regularly: Daughter

35. Favorite place to eat: Home

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  1. Hi, I am here for the first time..lovely space..Never tried vellarikka with daal. Looks awesome 🙂

  2. That is nice combination Lissie… looks creamy and delicious and congrats on ur awards and was nice reading your meme and thanks so much for sharing them with me… will post it soon 🙂

  3. Welcome to my blog, Gulmohar! Plz try it and let me know…Thanks!

  4. Thank you dear Padma for your love and support! 🙂

  5. When i read the title in my reader i knew i will be drooling here. This is one of my favourite dish.
    If we had this back home i was really happy as i loved it so much.
    I can imagine really eating this, only wish i could grab it.
    Pity we don’t get vellarika here.

  6. Am speechless, such a delicious just drooling over the last click..awesome!
    I am so happy and its a great honor to receive this award from U.You made my day, thanks a ton for remembering & sharing with me 🙂 !!!! Thank u for all the appreciation and encouragement :)Will post it soon..

  7. The dish is making me drool. Great the learn more things about you Lissie.

  8. Yumm!! such a creamy and delicious curry..Makes me hungry…Thanks for sharing this awards with me dear, am honoured:)

  9. Lissie, it is super simple. Or is it the way you explained?It Looks really good.
    And, thank you so much for the award. I would take up the tag very soon. Now that you have invited me, shouldnt regret later ok?:)

  10. Never tried this combo!vellirikka vangial udan try cheyyanam.
    Congrats on ur well deserved awards&thank u so much for thinking of me dear..that’s so kind of u dear…i’m truly touched!Luv reading ur meme also!

  11. Happy, you should have it on your next visit to India…try making it with any other summer vegetable. Thanks!

  12. Thanks a lot Sangeetha for your lovely comment! Plz try the recipe and let me know…

  13. Thank you Ivy!

  14. Thanks a lot Priya!

  15. Love the flavors in the curry.Nice meme 🙂

  16. Hi,dish looks lovely esp its colour,must be very delicious,u got a lovely blog ….

  17. Hb, it is indeed super simple…and tasty too! plz try it and let me know… Thanks!

  18. Sangi, plz try this and let me know… I am sure you will like it. Thanks a lot dear! 🙂

  19. Thank you Yasmeen!

  20. Welcome to my blog, Sushma… see you often. Thanks a lot!

  21. im a first timer here.. and i hv to say i love your recipes.. i have to try out one by one every day now 🙂 btw, this recipe is my son’s favorite 🙂

  22. Thank you Shifa for visiting my space! Happy to hear that you are going to try my recipes everyday…!!! 🙂 plz let me know about the outcome…