Budu Kumbalakai Huli | Possainkai Nalgum | White Pumpkin Sambar

Kumbalakai is called in Kanndada also Kumblakai /White Pumpkin/Melon in English. Sambar is SouthIndian gravy. Which is made from lentils and Veggies. Home made fresh sambar powder recipe here -   Sambar Powder

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Prep Time : 5-8 Mins
Cook Time : 12-15 Mins
Serve - 2-4

Ingredients for Sambar powder

  • Kadal Parappu / Kadle Bele / Chana Dal -  2 tbp
  • Dhania / Coriander Seeds -  1 tsp
  • Bhaydgi Malka / Bhaydgi Mensinakai / Red Chillies - 2-4(adjust to taste)
  • Chekke / Cinnamon - a small piece
  • Lavanga / Cloves - 2

Method for powder
  • Heat pan roast sambar ingredients one after another and keep away.
Ingredients for Sambar
  • White Pumpkin/BuduKumbalakai/Possainkai - 2 cups (chopped into lengthwise)
  • Red chori beans / Karamani - 1/4 cup (soaked 2hrs before)
  • Lentils / Toor dal / Thavarparppu - 1 cup
  • Tomato - a small or 1/2 
  • Tamarind / Puli / Huli - 3/4tsp (paste) 2 tsp (juice)
  • Jaggery/Vellu/Bella - a small piece 
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut - 4 tbsp
  • Sambar powder  (Sambarpowder + Cococnut )
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Rasam powder/Malakapudi/Sarinapudi - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few leaves
Tempering
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds / Kadag - 1 tsp
  • Hing / Asafoetida / Peryangum - 1/4 tsp
Method for Sambar
  • In a bowl add washed dal , beans(karamani) & tomato add 2 cups of water and place it in the pressure cooker. Wait until 3 whistles and turn off the flame. Let it cool down
  • In a mean while chop pumpkin add water in a pan add chopped pumpkin, salt and cook till tender
  • In a mixer add roasted sambar mix and coconut add little water and grind into a smooth paste
  • In a same pumpkin pan  mix paste then add tamarind , jaggery, salt to taste. Bring to boil add rasam powder add cooked dal and beans boil for few mins 
  • Finelly chopped curry leaves. turn off the flame and remove pan. 
  • Take small pan add oil , add mustard seeds allow to splutter then hing pour into sambar
  • Serve with white hot rice with ghee. 
Another Easy Method

  1. Make a sambar powder recipe and keep it in airtight box
  2. In a mixer add 2 tsp of sambar powder and coconut add water and make a fine paste and mix into veggie.
  3. Rest sambar process is same as above.


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