Saturday, July 24, 2010

Watermelon & Sprouted Fenugreek Pappu

Quick ,healthy and easy dals or pappu are always my favourite, one among those pappu is this watermelon rind and sprouted fenugreek pappu, i prepared this delicious, healthy as a diabetic friendly pappu which is quite a complete food when served along with cooked cracked wheat;rotis or with hot steaming rice..The bitterness of sprouted fenugreek is completely masked by the watermelon white rinds i used in this pappu, both watermelon rinds and sprouted fenugreek works out wonder and i spiced this pappu simply with rasam powder, pepper powder and lemon juice...Fabulous comforting food when served along with papads and lemon pickle, we loved it..

Watermelon & Sprouted Fenugreek Pappu


1cup Toor dal (cooked)
2cups Watermelon white rinds (chopped finely)
1/2cup Sprouted fenugreek seeds
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tbsp Rasam powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Mustard seeds,urad dal +cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
3nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1tsp Lemon juice
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker and saute the chopped onions and tomato chunks until they turned mushy, add immediately the watermelon rinds, sprouted fenugreek seeds, saute until the watermelon rinds turns soft..now add the rasam powder, pepper powder, salt and cooked dal along with turmeric powder and enough water, bring everything to boil..Close the pressure cooker and cook until the veggies get well cooked..

In a small pan, heat a tsp of oil and let splutters mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida powder, curry leaves, add this tempered spices to the cooking pappu..finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice along with papads or pickles or else with rotis..

40 comments:

  1. what a combination.. never heard before. looks yummy and surely a healthy dhal..

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  2. Very tasty and lovely the pappu is!

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  3. I make a kootu with water melon rind. It tastes like white pumpkin.Your pappu looks so wonderful.
    www.elaichii.blogspot.con

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  4. this looks good.. different!

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  5. taste,healthy,delicious,inviting ........ pappu..love to try it soon

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  6. Nice healthy pappu. I liked very much Priya.

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  7. Delicious looking dal with watermelon and sprouts Priya...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  8. Never had anything like this....very interesting!

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  9. Seems to be a healthy one...nice try dear..

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  10. Something new to me..recipe sounds wonderful

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  11. Priya, that is a lovely photograph. I've not had or seen this before, but it looks delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. lol...you are not a cook who does cooking..you are a creator of recipes lol....only u can create so many recipes...

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  13. Very interesting recipe, seems delicious and nutritious.
    Blessings and have a good day.

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  14. i am a fenugreek lover.. but never tried it sprouted.. your dish looks very interesting n nutritious.. will give it a shot sometime..

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  15. another melon dish.thats a good one

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  16. This is a lovely dish. Looks nice and delicious.

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  17. wow the combination !!! Never heard of watermelon in soups! I guess it turned out pretty good! very interesting priya!!


    PS: Have a lovely weekend!
    Jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  18. Looks delicious!!! Lovely dish Priya!

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  19. trop appétissant, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  20. healthy n tasty recipe...lovely click da

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  21. first time seeing this, you have nice ways of using up watermelon rind, have a nice week end

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  22. Awesome and innovative combo Priya!

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  23. never heard abt the watermelon subzi! i bet its delicious.. :)

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  24. I never thought I can use Watermelon rinds.. Nice pappu Priya..

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  25. Kootu with watermelon rind!!!! Genius !.. Cant wait to give it a try!!..

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  26. Hi Priya

    Pappu looks great and the combo is great.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  27. That sounds like a simple and yet novel recipe. Nice, Priya!

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  28. Love the idea of sprouting fenugreek. A healthy dish.

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  29. Very innovative recipe looks tasty nad delicious.Catching up with missed posts.

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  30. Such an innovative combo..looks delicious Priya!!

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  31. that is a unique curry! perfect when you are looking to make something different!

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  32. Seriously you are a creator of recipes lol....only u can create so many recipes... love your blog:)

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  33. i have some watermelon at home and in seriously thinking of trying out some of ur recipes

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  34. Very interesting, never used watermelon rind in any gravy, very lovely idea priya

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  35. That looks great !!! Aren't you sending this to my event as well? (think spice think fenugreek)?

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  36. I hope watermelons are your favourite. This is also new to me and it seems to be very tasty.

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