Monday, June 7, 2010

Watermelon Poricha Kuzhambu

Many of us might have know about this poricha kuzhambu, its one of the comforting stew served along or over with hot steaming rice, basically this poricha kuzhambu is prepared with or without tamarind and with dals like toor or mung dal or either with the combination of two..Some goes for sambar powder while others goes for raw or roasted spices with or without coconut..U can prepare this poricha kuzhambu either with a veggie or with mixed veggies u can go for any squashes, eggplants, potatoes etc..You can also make this kuzhambu thicker like kootu or thinner like rasam, its depending upon u and how u planned to serve them, if u wanted to have this poricha kuzhambu with rice, make them thinner or else if u want to serve with rotis makes them thicker.. Its one of the comforting food for me and this time i prepared my poricha kuzhambu with the white part of the watermelon which we usually trash..This watermelon poricha kuzhambu tastes terribly delicious when served with rice topped with ghee and papads...

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2cups Watermelon (white part only chopped)
1cup Toor dal +Mung dal
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds +urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil

To Roast & Grind
3/4tsp Pepper corns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4cup Coconut (grated)
1no Dry red chilly

Cook toor dal, mung dal with turmeric powder,salt ,water and chopped watermelon chunks upto three hisses, put off the stove and keep aside until the pressure get released, meanwhile dry roast and grind as fine paste all the ingredients given in the list 'To roast & grind'.. Now heat the cooked dals & vegetables along with grounded paste and cook until the raw smell goes away..Heat enough oil in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal.. fry the dry red chillies and curry leaves, add this tempered spices to the cooking dals-veggies mixture and put off the stove..

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis..

44 comments:

  1. I make kootu with that white part .I have not tried kulambu.Looks very nice . Nice accompaniment with roti and rice

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  2. interesting one, never tried doing it this way anytime...sounds really delicious..

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  3. sounds interesting and new to me dear!!!
    looks perfect and delicious :-)

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  4. That's very.... innovative Priya, kuzlambu romba nalla irukku:-)
    Nice entry for the event.

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  5. Looks very gud...gud entry for the event Priya

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  6. Thats a nce way to use the rind of watermelon. Looks lovely Priya.

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  7. Great idea Priya!!! Poricha kulambu looks good.

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  8. This is new for me. Looks colorful n yumm :) Will try it sometime :)

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  9. perfect with rice like u said...

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  10. Nice porichakuzhambu.. looks perfect..

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  11. Very interesting recipe, must try this out..amazing how many varieties of food can be cooked!!

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  12. Would have never thought of a recipe with the waste part of melon,thanks Priya :D

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  13. Wow! Never thought making kozhambu with a fruit! It's really excellent!

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  14. A very unique dish! We use the white part of watermelon to make pickles, but to make them together with beans and curry is something totally new to me.

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  15. I loved this version of porichakhuzhambu,very nice...

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  16. c'est très original et appétissant, chez toi on se régal à chaque fois
    bonne journée

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  17. I always throw the white parts away! Great idea to use them in gravy, looks tasty.

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  18. Wowo i have never had anything like this with watermalon, realy looks so so good.

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  19. Thats a unique recipe Priya..never used white part in curries....

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  20. Interesting recipe and completely new to me;I am learning a lot through your site!

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  21. Astonishingly splendid priya,never made it.It highly deserves a try .Wish to have it with papad n rice.

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  22. This is new for me. Looks colorful n yummy :) Will try it sometime :)

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  23. I have not using any part of watermelon in my cooking. Nice sharing.

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  24. Nice idea to make poricha kuzhambu with watermelon!

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  25. New to us, looks amazing and yummo!!

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  26. Sounds very interesting, I must try this.

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  27. Sounds delicious..colorful and spicy gravy..perfect with rice.

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  28. It looks so delicious and flavorful.

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  29. WOW...curry with watermelon...sounds new to me...looks yummy!

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  30. Amazing dish with fruit..Looks delicious.

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  31. Priya Love to have this with hot rice and vadams mm mouthwatering ....

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  32. Hi Priya Hw r u dear ..mouthwatering pics

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  33. SImply fabulous! You have out a very creative spin on this dish!

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  34. My FIL keeps saying we can make kolumbu with the whites. Will try this and make some points :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  35. this is absolutely new idea Priya. I make kootu with watermelon rind.

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  36. Interesting idea to use watermelon in kuzhambu..Super Priya..

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  37. Wonderful dish!! You are so very creative, Priya..

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  38. Priya, lovely recipe with white part of water-melon. Very unusual recipe :)

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  39. Nalla idea Priya,,, wihte pumpkin maathiri thaane irukum nalla seithurukeenga pa..

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  40. Watermelon kuzhambu looks delicious.

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  41. Sounds interesting and looks yummy.

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