Friday, September 10, 2010

Watermelon & Chickpeas Kootu

Actually i prepared this kootu with white rinds of watermelon cooked along with some leftover cooked and grounded chickpeas paste, instead of using dals i used simply the already cooked chickpeas for making this gravy...This kootu was absolutely delicious, nutritious and very easy to prepare..U can turn ur leftover cooked chickpeas as thick kootu with any sort of veggies since i had some white rinds of watermelon sitting in my fridge, i prepared making this kootu and this kootu goes awesome with rice for lunch and for dinner along with rotis..Easy way to sneak chickpeas in our menu, none will find out until u say that u have prepared this kootu with chickpeas and watermelon..Sending to Susan's MLLA#27..

Watermelon Kootu

2cups Watermelon white rinds (chopped)
1cup Cooked chickpeas
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
1tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal & cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Coriander leaves (chopped)

To grind:
1tbsp Channa dal
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3nos Dry red chillies

Dry roast the channa dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and dry red chillies and grind them as fine powder, keep aside...Grind the cooked chickpeas with enough water as bit coarse paste..Heat a tsp of oil in a pressure cooker,let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and asafoetida powder, add immediately the chopped onions and slit opened green chillies, saute until the onions turns transculent..now add the watermelon white rinds, salt and turmeric powder, saute for few minutes, add a cup of wate...Pressure cook upto 3 whistles..

Once the steam get released, add the grounded paste, spice powder as per need and curryleaves..bring everything to boil and put off the stove...garnish the coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis..Sending to Low Oil/Low Fat guest hosted by Priya of Mharo's Rajasthan's Recipes, event started by Pari..

48 comments:






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Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Yet another dish i have never had. Lovethe color and looks delish.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely usage of leftover cooked chickpeas...Looks superb

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

never heard or tried this combo..lovely colour priya

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A smart idea to use leftover cooked chickpeas this way! Looks delicious!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

New curry n very unique..looks yummm

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர்ர் டூப்பர்ர் கூட்டு!!

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

enakku antha kootu ennaiku lunchku venum..antha bowloda kudunga..

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

this is really a healthy and nutirtious dish priya..interesting combo..luved the grinding ingredients too :)

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo..looks delish!!

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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

New curry, never ever thought of watermelon as a main ingredient in curry...Looks yumm

archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, a must try ! I have heard of chutneys with watermelon rind, making a curry with it sounds very interesting.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour and this is something which i never heard of & this looks really good...

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

NEW AND TASTY LOOKING HEALTHY ALSO

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yum.Again a new recipe Priya.Delicious

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Unique curry..looks so inviting,love the creamy gravy

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and unique curry..

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

wow, what an innovative idea, loving it :)

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Cool idea...looks beautiful with that bright yellow color :-)

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

That's a really innovative use of the watermelon rind. I sometimes add it to dosas or smoothies, but a dal is a great idea. It looks amazing!

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique recipe..

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy , nice recipe!!

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard that watermelon rind tastes like bottlegourd. the dal looks fantastic.

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

another innovative recipe...never heard of watermelon rind to be cooked....grtttttt...

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so comforting to me .And again a new recipe!

rv said... Reply To This Comment

color of kottu makes me drool.

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful colour, delicious and yummy, healthy as well

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

very unique and great combo...

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Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

A very innovative recipe, Priya. Looks delicious!

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

Another great combination that I wouldn't have thought of myself. Looks yum.

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

WOW very nice recipe, melon with chickpea ???/ New for me ,and this looks greattt!!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said... Reply To This Comment

You've a brain Priya!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

never cooked with watermelon looks delicious

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a great idea..

Mano Saminathan said... Reply To This Comment

A very nice koottu! Grinding the left over chick peas is a brilliant idea and nice innovation!! Lovely click also!!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow I love this watermeon rind kootu. My post is still lying in the draft for the past 2 months. I have to finish it..

Sadhana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo with lovely presentation!!!

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

Such a unique combo-looks delicious!! You sure like your watermelon :)

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique and tasty looking dish.

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a nice dish Priya. Daal tried... now lets try this. A bit work required... but adjust pannikalam

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.
Very nice and unique dish. Looks delicious.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

as always, an amazing recipe! liked the click too!

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

wow very very innovative dear.... bookmarked....


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G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering n delicious kootu...

Foodie Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful pictures...and a lovely blog...:)

Oc said... Reply To This Comment

i never ever heard any dish with watermelon ...truely amazed !!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

white rinds of watermelon is usually throw them off, wow i shall keep this in my Mind and follow ur recipe, way you go lady for ur innovative recipes :)

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

That looks very unusual, very delicious, and very pretty.

Thanks, Priya!