Monday, November 10, 2014

Dudde kolmbo recipe - Karnataka style pumpkin curry recipe

pumpkin sambar in a kadai
Dudde or pumpkin kolmbo recipe- This is a sambar prepared by using red pumpkin and can be served with idli, dosa, vada and rice. Check out other dal - curry - sambar recipes.  aloo matar saarudrumstick thoor dal curry,  kasuri methi dal,  dal curry with white masalamoong dal amti chilkewali moong dal currysoya beans white gourd kooturajma brinjal kootutomato currydal tadkabrinjal curryraw mango curry katachi aamti,  drumstick sambarpalak dal, Potato sambar,  majjige huli /buttermilk curry , methi thoor dal kadhi.

Dudde Kolmbo Recipe - Karnataka Style Pumpkin Curry
kolmbo in a pan ready to serve
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Yield - serves 5

  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 300 grams pumpkin
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 large potato
  • Salt to taste
Grind to paste
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 7- 8 red chillies, fried to golden brown
  • 1½ tbsp Sambar Powder 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind
For the tempering
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
Dudde kolmbo or pumpkin curry - step by step pictures

1.  Put all the ingredients mentioned under " Grind to paste" in a mixer and grind it to a smooth paste using some water. Transfer the masala paste to a bowl and keep it aside.
msala paste for dudde kolmbo
2.  Wash and peel the pumpkin, potato and cucumber separately, cut them into medium large pieces and set aside. Wash the tomatoes and peel the onoin, cut them into small pieces and set aside. In a lage sized vessel, boil 8 cups of water and add the chopped vegetables. Boil the vegetables till soft.
vegetables boiled to make dudde kolmbo
3.  In the meantime, pressure cook the thoor dal till soft. Once the vegetables become soft, add the cooked dal  in it.
boiled thoor dal added
4.  Add the masala paste and salt. Mix gently to combine well and bring it to boil.
masala paste added
5.  Further, simmer till you get the desired consistency. Now switch off the flame and add chopped cilantro. Make a tadka / tempering with the ingredients mentioned under " for the tempering " and pour it on the hot kolmbo. 
coriander leaves added and tempering poured on kolmbo
6.  Mix well and serve hot with idli, dosa, vada and rice.
kolmbo in a pan ready to serve


  1. Perfect accompaniment for a pot of steamed rice

  2. nice step wise pics n hot luking sambar

  3. yummy finger licking sambar.

  4. very healthy sambar :)


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