Apr 27, 2016

W for Watermelon Dalna

My recipe for W is an interesting recipe, I made few recipes with Water melon rind. With that inspiration I decided to do this typical Bengali recipe Dalna with water melon rind.
Chhanar dalna
Olkopir dalna
                                                                    

INGREDIENTS:---
Water melon --- 2 cups cut in to cubes
Cut the watermelon and remove the red fruit part and peel the green skin and take the white part and cut the white part in to 2 inch size cubes.
Potato ---- 1 cut in to cubes 
Fresh or frozen green peas -- 1/2 cup 
Tomatoes -- 2 blanched and pured 
Ginger paste -- 1&1/2 tea sp 
FOR MASALA:--- 
Cumin powder -- 1 tea sp 
Coriander powder -- 1 tea sp 
Red chilli powder -- 1 tea sp or according to your taste 
Kitchen king masala or garam masala -- 2 tea sp 
Yogurt -- 1 tab sp 
Tomato ketchup -- 2 tea sp this gives a bright color and sweet taste if you dont like just skip it.
                                                                       

 FOR SEASONING:-- 
Bay leaves -- 3 
Cardamom -- 2 
Clove -- 2 
Cinnamon -- 1/2 inch stick 
Fenugreek seeds -- 1/2 tea sp 
Salt --- 1 tea sp or to taste 
oil -- 1 tab sp 
METHOD:--
1. Heat oil in a pan add potato cubes and cook till potato pieces turn in to light golden remove and set a side.
 2. In the same oil add seasoning ingredients fry for a while and add tomato pure, cook till oil separates from the tomato pure. 
3. Add ginger paste and stir for a while. 
4.Now add potato, water melon cubes green peas and saute till the vegetables take a little color. 
5.In a small bowl mix yogurt,cuimin, coriander, red chillipowder,garam masala or kitchenking masala mix well to combine and add to the vegetables and stir till masala coats on the vegetables and fry for few minutes. 
6. Add tomato ketchup, salt and 2 cups of water mix well, cover and cook till vegetables are done. 
7. This is a thick gravy so adjust the water according to your like and check the salt and adjust according to your taste. 



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12 comments:

Pavani N said...

What an innovative curry this is Padma. Never cooked with watermelon rind and this dalna looks just perfect.

Srivalli said...

That's really a wonderful way to make use of watermelon..good one..

Priya Suresh said...

Very interesting dalna, and the white rinds of watermelon works awesome in gravies.Fingerlicking dalna.

vaishali sabnani said...

Fantastic choice Padma, I like the use of watermelon rind...the curry looks fantastic.

Suma Gandlur said...

I have never cooked with water melon and this Dalna is very interesting and flavorful.

Usha said...

Watermelon rind looks just like lauki in the curry form. I will have to save some rind and try this curry this summer, when I get some watermelon.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Using the white part of the water melon is great. Great share. between same pinch for watermelon. but I used the puree.. ;-)

Gayathri Kumar said...

That is one innovative dalna, Padma. Looks very tasty with those parathas..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very flavorful. I must try cooking the watermelon rind sometime soon.

Amara Annapaneni said...

Never cooked with watermelon, but dalna looks delicious.

Sapana Behl said...

I once cooked with white part of watermelon and it tasted great..This dalna looks so yummy.

Smruti Shah said...

Such an interesting recipe using watermelon rind. Great way to use it up!