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:

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea Priya!!! Poricha kulambu looks good.

Rach said... Reply To This Comment

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

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

perfect with rice like u said...

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice porichakuzhambu.. looks perfect..

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect priya!!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

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

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

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

San said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

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

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea to make poricha kuzhambu with watermelon!

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

New to us, looks amazing and yummo!!

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Kairali sisters

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds very interesting, I must try this.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pam said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so delicious and flavorful.

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing dish with fruit..Looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

FoodLovers said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya Hw r u dear ..mouthwatering pics

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

superb ..looks tempting....

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

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

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy!!

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Watermelon kuzhambu looks delicious.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting and looks yummy.