Apr 29, 2010

WATER MELON WITH PASTA AND IAM BACK

Hi friends,Again I am here after a long break. I know from long time no post from my side. I guess this is how it is going to be for some more time. this is all because of my personal work. How are you all, hope you all doing great. As you all know now a days I am with my parents and enjoying my moms cooking. she always like to do some experiments in her kitchen . one day when I was going to the supermarket my mom ask me to buy some shell pasta,I wondered and asked her what? you like to eat pasta? she told me that you just bring a packet of shell pasta I will make some thing special for you, and here is the recipe born. And here I go with the recipe.............

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INGREDIENTS:----

Watermelon pieces ---- 2cups
FOR WATERMELON PIECES:----
Cut the watermelon and remove the red fruit part and peel the green skin and take the white part and cut in to 2 inch size pieces.
Shell pasta---- 1 cup cooked
Boil water in a sauce pan and add 1 tea sp oil and pasta to boiling water and cook till done and drain the water and pour cold water and drain the cold water also and leave a side.
Other ingredients:----
Onion ---1 big finely chopped
Tomato --- 1 big chopped
Cashew nuts – 10
Oil – 1 tab sp
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – ½ inch pieces 3
Cardamom – 3
Cumin seeds – ½ teasp

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Dry powders:--
Red chilli powder – 1 tea sp(according to your taste or you can just remove from the list to make the recipe in a mild taste)
Turmeric powder --- ¼ tea sp
Salt – 1 ½ teasp or according to your taste
Coriander leaves --- 1 tab sp chopped
For masala:----
Coconut – 1 tab sp freshly grated
Poppy seeds – 1 tea sp
Garlic – 6 cloves
Cashew nuts or almonds – 5 soaked in water for 10 min.
Coriander powder – 1 tea sp
Grind all above masala ingredients in to fine paste and leave a side.

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METHOD:----

  1. Heat 1 tab sp oil in a sauce pan and add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds let them splutter
  2. Then add finely chopped onion and fry till onion become transparent.
  3. Now add chopped tomato,salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder mix well, cover with a lid and cook in a low flame till tomato become soft looks like a paste.
  4. Then add ground masala and fry till raw smell disappears in this stage this masala become like a ball and that stick to your ladle it laves the oil on sides.
  5. Now add water melon pieces and 1 cup water mix well and again cover with lid and cook till melon pieces are half done, this will take 10 min time check in between.
  6. when melon pieces are half cooked add pasta,cashew nuts, if required add ½ cup more water and cook for 5 more min.
  7. If you like thin gravy then add ½ cup more water mix well and bring to a boil
    Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

My mom and dad enjoyed this as a curry with there roties, but I really enjoyed this as a 1 bowl meal because it includes pasta and vegetables. You can remove red chilli powder and ground masala to make it a mild soup like thing. Or you can add the ground masala in less quantity.
Can use any small variety pasta.


31 comments:

Priti said...

And it's gud to see you back :)hope all well with u....wonderful curry indeed..am all set to try my hands on these...

sowmya's creative saga said...

good to see you back..what a unique coimbination..looks yumm..

Priya said...

Thats really a new and interesting pasta dish Rekha, glad u r enjoying ur mom's food..Hope u r doing well and wish u will be posting often ur fabulous dishes dear...Take care..

priya said...

looks yum, dear n welcome ...ur back with a bang!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pasta with watermelon sounds innovative very interesting dear...
Gravy looks delicious:-)
Thx. for sharing

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice to c u back....delicious pasta recipe

Nags said...

very innovative! love it!

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Welcome back.....Looks delicious, pasta with an Indian touch :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

A warm welcome to u. Hope all is well with u. Loved the innovative and tasty sabji.Even I would have liked to have a bowlful as an wholesome mean.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

great to see u back with an interesting recipe with water-melon which is very new to me but my hubby doesn't like the ideas of adding fruits...it looks very delicious and will prepare some the kids:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Welcome back with a beautiful curry..

Curry Leaf said...

What a comeback Rekha,Looks great and is hearty.Love all the spices and the nuts you have added.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow that an unique recipe..
Loved it..

Divya Kudua said...

Watermelon rind in Pasta??That is something new,looks so good!!We have a recipe for Dosa using the white part..your post reminded me of that.

Aps said...

Gud to c ya bac here.... Tht was so sweet of ur mom.... :) nice n innovative dish :)

ruchikacooks said...

Welcome Back! This combination is so unique..

kitchen queen said...

lovely and innovative curry.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice to see you back Rekha..very unique recipe...looks so spicy and delicious :)

Cham said...

Welcome back! Watermelon and pasta, did this dish was little sweet? Looks good!

rekhas kitchen said...

No cham this curry won't taste sweet because we use only the white part of the fruit that taste just like white pumpkin

Padhu said...

Interesting recipe!! Nice combo
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe and very innovative,sure its a great combo ! Good to see u back !

Valarmathi said...

Nice to see u back, pasta looks inviting and yummy. Very innovative.

Hari Chandana said...

Mouth watering recipe.. sounds too good.. Gr8 job rekha.. :)

Cham said...

Wow, i use to throw- mostly what everyone does with the white part! That is sure a great use of watermelon!

notyet100 said...

welcome bck ,curry looks so delicious,..

srikars kitchen said...

WELCOME BACK DEAR !!! Pasta looks really delicious..

Kannada Cuisine said...

Great to have you back rekha!! Long time indeed!
Watermelon and Pasta... hmm now that is unique

Varunavi said...

Wellllllllllllllllcome back,nice to see u.
Nice recipe,loved it.

Pavithra said...

Good to see u back rekha.. And that too with very unique recipe.. looks gorgeous.. with perfect clicks.. really yummy.

meeso said...

Welcome back! Looks tasty :)