Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sweet melon more kozhambu


1) Melon - 1/4 kg (Cut into medium sized cubes)

2) Thuvar dal - 1 teaspoon

3) Coconut gratteed - 1 cup

4) Beaten thick curd - 1 Cup

5) Red chillies - 4 nos.

6) Venthayam - 1/2 teaspoon

7) Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon

8) Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

9) Coconut oil - 2tbsp

10) Salt - to taste

11) Curry leaves  

To grind:

Coconut gratted
Jeeragam (cumin seeds)
Thuvar Dal (Soak for 10 mins before grinding)

Grind all the above ingredients to a fine paste.The soaked thuvar dal will give a consistency to the paste.


1)Cut and boil the vegetable with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.

2)Once the vegetable comes to boil and soften, heat oil in another pan and temper mustard, venthayam and dried red chillies.

3)Add the boiled vegetable and the ground paste to it.Once it comes to boil, add the beaten curd to the mixture.

4)Add a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste. Avoid over heating as the curd will become watery and tasteless.

5)Add curry leaves and pour one tablespoon of coconut oil to it which gives a nice smell.

Goes well with: Rice.

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