Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beets & Watemelon White Rinds Kurma

It has been ages i prepared gravies with beetroots, today i went for this easy breezy beets cooked along with some leftover watermelon white rinds as kurma, this kurma goes awesome along with rice and rotis..Yeah its a two in one gravy, can enjoy absolutely with rice along with papads or with spicy potato fry and as gravy along with rotis..Usually i used to prepare ginger garlic paste and with a grounded paste prepared along with grated coconuts and fennel seeds  for making kurmas but this time i went for a easy method to prepare this gorgoeus looking kurma and the whole cooking process was quite easier than the usual way of making kurmas..Sending to Healing Foods-Beetroot guest hosted by Priya, event by Siri and Akila's DIsh Starts with 'B'...

Beets Kurma

2nos Beetroots (chopped as cubes)
2cups Watermelon white rinds (chopped)
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Bay leaves
Few curry leaves
Coriander leaves (chopped)

To Grind:
2nos Onions
2nos Tomatoes
8nos Garlic cloves
1/2inch Ginger
4nos Green chillies
1tsp Peppercorns
1/2cup Grated coconut
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
1tsp Poppy seeds
2nos Cardamoms

Grind all the ingredients given in the list to grind as thick paste..In a pressure cooker, cook the cubed beets and chopped watermelon white rinds with salt and enough water upto 3whistles..Now heat enough oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, cook the masala paste for few minutes, add the salt and cooked veggies with cooked water to the masala and cook for few minutes..Temper the kurma with cumin seeds,curry leaves and bayleaves..

Finally garnish the kurma with coriander leaves and enjoy warm with rice and rotis..


  1. Nice Kurma combo. The only thing about beet is that it colors every veggie in the kurma to a deep beet-red. I can hardly see the watermelon rinds..But nice way to use up stuff that normally ends up in the garbage.

  2. wow, you have been using lot of watermelon rind in recipes. Would love to try it someday :)

  3. Hey, forgot to ask, aren't you sending them to my healthy foods event?

  4. Another curry with a twist priya. Looks yum :)

  5. Healthy combo of veg kurma,luks so delicious.

  6. As always a very innovative recipe. Loved the color of the kurma...

  7. It good good Priya...healthy too!!

  8. One more add-on to your watermelon varieties. Well its so innovative and tempting.
    Loving it:-)

  9. Never tried beetroot this way before. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe! Have a good day.

  10. Wow, recently i found watermelon rind is edible and now i know spicy kurma can be made with it. Thats cool..Sounds interesting.

  11. luved this unique idea of using healthy beets and watermelon whites in kurma..u rock priya !

  12. What a combo..very very innovative n so so tasty!!

    US Masala

  13. Kurma looks superb. Very nicely made , have bookmarked this recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Wow- what a delicious combination! I guess that really tasted well with rotis!

  15. interesting combo...nice colour and click!

  16. never tried beets with coconut...looks interesting!

  17. Wow! New and tasty Kurma! Love to have with roti.

  18. Looks nice and a different combo from the usual kurma...

  19. OMG another beautiful dish with the rind...hats off priya.....


  20. how do get these types of ideas priya dear... i think ur a fan of watermelon..kurma looks delicious n nice colour

  21. very innovative recipe...curry looks yumm

  22. சூப்பர் காம்பினேஷன்,வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு.


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