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:

  1. Hi Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,

    oh wow...i cant believe you get so much time my dear...You cook so much!!You post so many recipes!!!wow...iam amazed!!!konjam en pakkam vandhitu ponga!!

    Dr.Sameena@
    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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

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  3. Lovely usage of leftover cooked chickpeas...Looks superb

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. never heard or tried this combo..lovely colour priya

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

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  6. New curry n very unique..looks yummm

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  7. சூப்பர்ர் டூப்பர்ர் கூட்டு!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. Yum.Again a new recipe Priya.Delicious

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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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  20. color of kottu makes me drool.

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  21. beautiful colour, delicious and yummy, healthy as well

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  22. very unique and great combo...

    Soumya
    http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com

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  23. A very innovative recipe, Priya. Looks delicious!

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

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

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  26. never cooked with watermelon looks delicious

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

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  28. 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..

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  29. Lovely combo with lovely presentation!!!

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

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  31. Very unique and tasty looking dish.

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

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  33. 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.

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

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  35. mouthwatering n delicious kootu...

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

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

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  38. 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 :)

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

    Thanks, Priya!

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