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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kumbalanga / Winter Melon Pachadi

  • Chopped Winter melon / Kumbalanga- 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - ½ cup
  • Green chillies - 4 nos
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Curd - 2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly - 2 nos
  • Water - ¼ cup
  • Fenugreek Powder- a pinch
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut Oil -1 tsp

  • Cook chopped winter melon / kumbalanga and green chilly in water along with salt.
  • Grind the coconut and cumin seeds to a fine paste and crush ½ tsp mustard.
  • Add this paste and crushed mustard to the cooked winter melon / kumbalanga and allow to boil.
  • When it starts boil,turn off the stove and allow to cool.
  • Add curd to the mixture and stir well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustrard seeds and red chillies into it, allow to splutter.
  • Pour the seasoning over the pachadi and add Curry leaves.
  • Sprinkle fenugreek powder, add curry leaves and mix well.

Recommended Combination: Serve with Rice.


  1. the kumbalanga is the only srilankan delicacy i have had an opportunity to sample the country boasts a very rich culture i would reccomend anyone to try this delicacy out thanks for sharing this Lekshmi

  2. Congratulations on a job well done! It's good that I came across your blog.