There are two versions of Moru curry (with coconut and without coconut). Here is a recipe of Moru curry with vellarika and no coconut. Most of the people Ive come across like it with coconut but well, not me!! Though I love coconut in any form in any curry, thoran, chocolate, rice etc, I prefer moru curry without that..Go figure!!!
So here is how it is made:
Vellarikka/ Cucumber: 1 cup cubed
Green Chilly: 3
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Curd: 1 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Garlic; 2 pods
Fenugreek Powder: 1/4 tsp
Mustard: 1/2 tsp
Dried red chilly: 2
Curry Leaves: 2 sprigs
Pearl Onion: 4 sliced round
Oil: 1 tbsp
Beat the curd with half cup water (you can use more water depending on the consistency you like) and keep aside.
Cook the cubed cucumber in a little water. Add green chillies, turmeric powder and required salt while you cook this.
In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard, dried red chillies and curry leaves.
Add the pearl onions and garlic and when it is brown, add the beaten curd and on low flame, keep stirring.
Add the fenugreek powder to this and keep stirring till the curry is slightly warm.
Take off fire.
Once it is cool, add salt and mix everything properly.