Monday, December 11, 2006

Spicy Wintermelon

This is a very spicy tasty recipe from south India .Then winter melon is rich in iron and vitamin A.This is a lowfat diet and requires very little ingredients & time to prepare also.

Wintermelon - 3 cups diced ( 1 pound)
Garlic - 6-7 cloves
coconut grates-2 tsp
Coriander -2 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal -3/4 tsp
cumin -1/2 tsp
Hing - 1 pinch
Red chillies -7-8
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 7-8
Oil - 2tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp{grated}

1.Cut melon and put 1/2 tsp of turmeric and chilly powder each and 1 tsp of salt and cook it .
2.Now take a samll pan and fry cumin ,coriander,methi, hing ,urad dal and red chillies with 1.5tsp of oil untill urad dal turns slightly brown .
3.Then add 2 tsp of fresh cococnut grates to this and blend into a coarse paste.
4.Now add this paste to the cooked wintermelon and add salt as per taste.Add jaggery and bring to a boil.
5.Now take the garlic in the pan and roast till brown and add it to the curry.
6.Take the mustard ,1 red chilly and the curry leaf and 1/2 tsp of oil and add this to the curry and bring another boil.
7.Serve hot with rice and papads as sides.

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