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:

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

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

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  3. Something extraordinary dear! Drooling here nonstop ;)

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

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

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

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

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  8. Wow lovely. never tried this before.

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. Very healthy and soothing looking curry dear.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Vow very delcious, it's new for me.

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  16. Lovely combo,innovative idea..looks delicious dear

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  17. Delicious curry Priya!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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

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  20. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

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  27. 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..

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

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  29. so interesting and delicious curry !!

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  30. 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!

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