April 6, 2015

Watermelon Rind Kurma ( No Coconut )

Have you ever tried adding watermelon rind in kurma ?

After preparing watermelon rind dosa, tried this kurma with the leftover watermelon. As rind part is high in water content, this is an excellent option during summer. It tasted very yummy and perfect with roti. This can also be served with hot rice. Apart from the delicious taste, this kurma is very healthy too as it doesn't include coconut and yeah,you can call it as "Diet rind kurma" too :)

This recipe doesn't include chilli powder and the spiciness is from only green chillies. So, adjust the quantity of green chillies according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

2 Tbsp Oil
1 Bay leaf
2 Star anise
1 inch Cinnamon piece
1/2 Tsp Saunf
2 Onions, finely chopped
1 Big Tomato,chopped
4 Green chillies ( Increase according to taste bud )
1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2 of Watermelon fruit Rind, chopped into pieces
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, finely chopped

To grind:

2 Tbsp Roasted gram / Potukadalai
1 Tsp white sesame / Til / Ellu
1/2 Tsp Saunf

Method :

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan and add bay leaf followed by star anise, saunf and cinnamon.

Add finely chopped onions and saute for a minute in a medium flame.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute it for another minute or till the raw smell goes off.

Meanwhile, grind tomato and green chillies into fine paste.

Add it to the onion mixture and mix well.

Now add Turmeric powder followed by salt and cook it for couple of minutes. ( For extra spicy, add 1/2-1 tsp chilli powder at this stage ).

Add the chopped watermelon rind and mix well.

Add required amount of water and cook it for 15 minutes or till the rinds get cooked.

Meanwhile, grind the ingredients given in "To grind" by adding little amount of water into fine paste.

Once the rinds get cooked, add the ground paste and cook for couple of minutes.

Adding roasted gram, thickens the kurma so, adjust water accordingly.

Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options:

Serve hot wit Rice or Roti.