Friday, April 13, 2012

Kumbalanga Pachadi / Winter melon Side dish

                       "HAPPY VISHU TO ALL "

Vishu & Onam are two occassions in Kerala where you find the traditional vegetarian sadya dishes.Though we don't celebrate Vishu at home but sadya dishes are always inviting ones.Vishu is a festival of feasting,wearing new clothes,setting off fire crackers and elders gift money to kids,servants and other tenants known as Vishu kaineetam.The other important part of Vishu is the Vishu kanni(the first thing seen on the day after waking up)The usual ritual is the arrangement with the raw rice,vegetables,fresh fruits,flowers mainly konna, mirror,ritual book,coins and pooja lamps.I have done the arrangements of Vishukanni with my friends who celebrated Vishu during hostel days..Anyways,coming back to Today's recipe is a simple pachadi/khichadi with winter melon.This is an important side dish of sadya and so sharing with all !!


Ingredients
winter melon 1 cup chopped small
yogurt thick 1 cup
green chilli 2 vertical slit(optional)
salt
to grind
coconut 1/2 cup grated
ginger 1/2'' piece
green chillies 3
cumin 1/2 tsp
mustard 1/2 tsp
to temper 
mustard seeds 1tsp
dry red chillies 2
curry leaves
oil 3tsp


Method
-Peel and wash the winter melon.Chop it small or into small cubes (I like very small bits like in raitha)
-Grind the coconut,green chillies,ginger and mustard seeds to a fine paste.
-Cook the melon with green chillies(vertical slit)little salt and water in a wok.(It takes approx 10 minutes)Turn off flame and let it cool.
-Add the ground paste to it and put on low flame.
-In the mean time,whisk the yogurt with the whisker just once or twice (it shouldn't go watery)
-Add this to the melon cooked on low flame and just heat it.Put off flame and remove.
-Heat oil in a non stick pan and splutter mustard seeds,followed by red chillies,curry leaves.
-Add this to the pachadi and mix.Serve as a side dish with rice.

Servings~ 1 bowl


Sending this toThe Kerala Kitchen , WTML festive or function,Vegetarian Side dishesShow case Lunch Box

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Sweet Pachadi

Thamaravalayam pachadi/Lotus stem side dish


Lemon Pickle /Naranga achar


Inji curry /Ginger Chutney

Carrot Thoran /Stir Fry

45 comments:

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe dear..will try it!

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

this is looking awesome and delicious

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love sadya. My friends always invite me for the meal and I have always enjoyed a delicious spread. The pumpkin pachadi is a delicious one.

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

It is truly scrumptious

Rashida shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very informative post, and thanks for introducing me to the new dish.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said... Best Blogger Tips

All you dish always sound healthy !

Prabha R said... Best Blogger Tips

Pachadi looks so delicious :)...

Anshie said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Sadya! The biggest thing I miss being in the US is food from Kerala!

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very easy and healthy side dish.
Love Ash.

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy new year. Thx for linking this healthy side dish to the event. Could you also add the links to the announcement? Thx.

Vardhini
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Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done..loved all the dishes :-)

Aparna

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Pachadi is an absolute winner Julie..Happy Vishu to you as well.

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

A sumptuous spread!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious pachadi, tastes great with rice, Happy New Year dear..

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really yummy. What is Winter melon? Is it some kind of pumpkin?

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

-Oh, and Happy New Year by the way :)

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Vishu.Thanks for sharing!

Priya dharshini said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice round up on special dishes and the pachadi too...happy vishu

Kitchen Boffin said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy pachadi.. reminds me of home.. u have a great bunch of vishu dishes to choose from. slurp!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious,healthy and tasty pachadi...love to have it with spicy puli kulambhu...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Vishu to u and Ur family. nice spread..i made pachadi,but we will add pinch of turmeric.awesome dear

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

fabulous collection of recipes... looks delicious..

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds interesting n yummy pachadi...

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

So Lovely.Looks delicious.
Interesting recipe
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maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy.
maha

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious pachadi, looks yum..Happy Vishu !!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

A feast here... happy vishu!!

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly done and cooool for this summer

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking pachadi Julie.... Happy vishu

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious pachadi...among all the pachadis lady finger and winter melon are my favorites.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy new year dear. Had to google to see winter melon and was pleased to see my favourite. Thanks.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super delicious pachadi, wat a lovely array of tempting dishes..

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Vishu to you and your family Julie, the pachadi looks fantastic.

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy New Year dear! This is a very unique dish and I love the combination of various flavours which I never thought could gel so well. Sounds delicious.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@The Yogi Vegetarian winter melon is otherwise known as ash gourd as the outer skin is ash like green and inner flesh is white... Yes, similar to pumpkin!

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

The vishu collection looks perfect..

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful sadhya...

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Pachadi and wonderful line up of sadya recipes. Thanks for linking it to the event.. :)

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simran said... Best Blogger Tips

happy vishu to you too.........lovely recipe.thank god you clarified what winter melon is..now i can try this out!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

i love vegetarian sadyas anyday!! But sadya or not, pachadis are my favourite.. this looks nice and wholesome!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy Pachadi....

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful collection of dishes! Very new to me very exotic!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy vishu Julie.. this pachidi is one of our fav.. loved the spread & thanks a bunch for linking it :)

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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

this is such a soothing dish for me...thanks for sharing in kerala kitchen
we had a great time for vishu in kerala this time...

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

These are some really tempting recipes...

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