Friday, June 3, 2011

Watermelon Paruppu Curry

If you are person who throws out the rinds of watermelon after having them, you must definitely have to try this simple,comforting,easy paruppu curry..Usually after having watermelon we throw their rinds, but since i tried out making many dishes with their white rinds, i stopped throwing them..They tastes just like chow chow or chayote veggie and suits prefectly for making curries,rotis or gravies...Paruppu curry are quite like a dal which gets ready quickly and they are basically prepared with toor dal or with a combination of dals, adding watermelon turns out super delicious and we loved having this different and unique paruppu curry with papads and potato roast, needless to say our lunch turned out absolutely divine with this yummy dal..

Watermelon Paruppu Curry

2cups Watermelon white rinds (chopped)
1cup Toor dal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Sambar powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1no Cinnamon stick
Salt
Oil
Curry leaves

To Grind:
1tsp Fennel seeds
2tbsp Grated coconut

Grind fennel seeds and grated coconut as fine paste, meawhile pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric powder, keep aside..heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and cinnamon stick, add immediately the chopped onions,curry leaves and chopped tomatoes and saute until the veggies turns mushy..Add now the chopped watermelon pieces and saute for few minutes..Add the cooked dal along with coriander powder, sambar powder and garam masala powder with salt, bring everything to boil..

Finally add the grounded paste, close the lid  and cook until the veggies gets well cooked..Serve hot with rice..

36 comments:

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

);Yummy curry

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Diff try.. Need to try this :)

Vegetarian Zest said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe looks wonderful and also is an eco friendly one.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice way to use up the rind. Curry looks yumm..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Something extraordinary dear! Drooling here nonstop ;)

Sadhana Valentina said... Reply To This Comment

U r rocking Priya!!! (As usual). I have never tried anything with the watermelon rinds...will try this dish...

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

you do come up with things that I never think of..good one..

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

always new idea love it

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe is quite interesting ..Its an innovative one.. looks delicious..

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

never thought of such a combo.. snap is amazing as usual.. :)

Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

Wow lovely. never tried this before.

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Never know u can use the white part of the melon shells:-) This is bestest idea:-) u truly rock priya...

Mugdha said... Reply To This Comment

Woow very interesting and innovative recipe...looks yummy...will try this soon...:)

Kadhyaa... said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya we do the same curry in a diffrent methos..sabji out the same also tastes great

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow, I've never had anything like this -I'm sure it's great!

shriannalakshmi said... Reply To This Comment

WOW, the dish looks awesome, you come with recipes using unusual ingredients.Thanks for your creative intelligence.

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

best from the waste!

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Love the recipe, I make it often.

Lite Bite

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and soothing looking curry dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathima Shivraj said... Reply To This Comment

Vow very delcious, it's new for me.

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo,innovative idea..looks delicious dear

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious curry Priya!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Now a days seeing so many recipes with watermelon rind though I never attempted..inspiring me to attempt something wid it

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Now a days seeing so many recipes with watermelon rind though I never attempted..inspiring me to attempt something wid it

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

This is completely new to me although it sounds delicious. I love the food you share with us. This is always an interesting place to visit. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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

The paruppu looks superb :)

Mehjabeen Arif said... Reply To This Comment

will have this in mind.. Next time.. will not throw the rinds.. thanks :) Paruppu curry looks so comforting..

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

here after i too wont throw them... melon paruppu curry very interesting n looks so delicious and nice preparation..thanx for sharing!!!

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

I use them too Priya, and you are right the taste is good. Looks delicious!

JishasKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow..interesting and very unique combo...the pics are telling me that it is very delicious....good job and I will try this sometime..:)

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

I've never would have thought to make anything with the watermelon rind...genius idea, with curry...Love it:DDD

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, u should have posted this a week before..Just now I almost finished a biggggg watermelon, not to worry, I've have few of them left..Def. am gonna try this tomorrow dear..

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting and delicious combination.. looks gr8 !!
Indian Cuisine

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

so interesting and delicious curry !!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said... Reply To This Comment

I'd never have thought it possible to make anything with its rind! Trust u to come up with something so homely and healthy and waste-free! Will definitely try this out!