November 10, 2014

Dudde kolmbo recipe - how to make dudde kolmbo - kumbalkayi kolmbo -pumpkin kolmbo Karnataka style

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.

pumpkin sambar in a kadai

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
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 / kumbalkayi / pumpkin sambar recipe

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

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

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

Add the masala paste and salt. Mix gently to combine well and bring it to boil.
masala paste added

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. Mix well and serve hot with idli, dosa, vada and rice.
coriander leaves added and tempering poured on kolmbo

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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