Sunday, June 14, 2009

More Kolambu - Guess the secret vegetable???

(Butter milk) kolambu is a traditional dish which can be made with a lot of vegetable combinations. The fun starts when we try introducing different vegetables into it to make it more interesting and different. Here is one such more kolambu.

Take closer look at the pictures and........

Guess the secret vegetable used in this more kolambu?????

Make your guesses as comments for this post. Shall get back to you with the answer tommorrow. :)


Secret vegetable(Watermelon - white portion) - 2 cups chopped
Curd - 1 cup
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Thoor dhall - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Green chilly -2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - for taste
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves


Cook the secret vegetable(watermelon white portion alone) and keep it aside. Soak thoor dhall in water for 2 hours. Now grind thoor dhall, coconut, red chillies, green chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, asafoetida and turmeric together adding some water to it to make a paste. Now take the curd and churn it adding some water. Add the ground paste to the curd(butter milk) and put in the cooked secret vegetable too. Now boil the contents for a while adding curry leaves to it. Finally season with mustard and garnish with coriander leaves. More kolambu is ready to eat :)

Serve it with hot steamed rice and raw onions. I just love this combi. :) Happy eating :)

Written by: Nithya
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Padma said...

Looks delicious ... the secret veg - is it mango/manga :D

gtyuk said...

Pumpkin or cucumber .....

Looks delicious anyway :)

Parita said...

Curry looks delicious, it the secret vegetable pumpkin?

Christo Gonzales said...

my guess is green mango

Anonymous said...

Ash gourd?

Ann said...

Please dont laugh at me if I say .. hummm Actually I dont know!! hehe!
I cant take the squash out of mind. It looks so tempting.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nithya making everyone to guess!!! This is white pumpkin.

kittymatti said...

the most common veggies are pushnikati and chow-chow (blore kathrikai)...I assume that this is something are my answers..
velrikai (cucumber)
a variety of melon (fruit)
bottle gourd
Looks great, i love it!

Anu said...

Hi Nithya,
Nice picture. It may be white pumpkin, suraka(bottle gourd), or parankikai.

Divya Rao said...

Oh wow Mor Kolambu, M & I both love it! Hmmm, is it white pumpkin??

Anusha said...

Is it chow chow??
Cud be turnip or pumpkin..
truthfully looks like musk melon to me ;)

Unknown said...

its too delicious da ......i guess this is water melon flesh the white part .....

Nithya said...

Preethi sis.. you were right.. but you missed to name it clearly.. :) Anyways congrats.. :)

Raji you know the secret cause you have had it when you came here. :) he he

Kalaivani said...

I thought it was chow-chow.Wonderful recipe with watermelon.I was thinking for long time about this white part...finally find a perfect recipe.Will try it soon.

Dhanya said...

Wow Nithya that is pretty cool. Adding water melon white part to make Morukulambhu. I am sure it tastes awesome:).

tk said...

hey sema cool idea!!! are Brilliant!! :))

vidhas said...

Adding watermelon's white part in kulmabu is awesome idea, surely will try next time.

Unknown said...

yes i made sambar with watermelon white part that taste just awesome yeh nice idea in morekuzhlambu looks yum yum.

Usha said...

I have never used the white part of watermelon in my cooking...the moar kozhambu looks wonderful !

Alisa said...

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Usha said...

I tried this white part in more kozhambu and liked it, I even made a curry with it and posted on my site today !Thanks for the idea :-)

? said...

Interesting use of the fruit! Will defintely try this!

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