Showing posts with label Watermelon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Watermelon. Show all posts

March 21, 2013

Watermelon rind dosa recipe - Kalingad dosa recipe

Watermelon dosa or dosai recipe - i am a big fan of all varieties of dosa. This is a delicious dosa made with the batter of watermelon rind, raw rice and coconut.  It is perfect for  either breakfast or in the evening for after school snack. This is similar to cucumber dosa. 

I always add coconut to such dosa. It gives rich tate to the dosa.. After making juice from the red portion of the watermelon, the remaining white portion is used to make dosa. If you are making dosa using watermelon rind, peel the skin and use the white part.

Preparation time - 4 hours
Cooking time - 45 minutes
Yields - 12 dosas. 

Ingredients 
  • 2 cups raw rice
  • 3 cups chopped watermelon rind / kalingad
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste

Method 
    1. Wash the watermelon rind,  peel the green part and chop the white  portion of it.
    2. Cut the watermelon rind into small pieces.
    3. Wash and soak the raw rice for 3-4 hours.
    4. Grind the raw rice, coconut and the rinds into a smooth batter. The batter should be of pouring consistency and not very thin. ( The rind contains water. Use little water if required only.) 
    5. Pour this batter in a vessel. Add salt and mix well.
    6. Heat a pan on a  medium flame. Pour some oil on it. Rub the oil with a slice of potato. 
    7. Pour two ladleful of  batter over the hot pan.  Pat the  batter with back of the ladle to form a round dosa. 
    8. Cook covered on low flame  for  3-4  minutes.
    9. Then flip  the dosa and cook it for  2 - 3 minutes.
    10. Remove the dosa from the pan and place it on a plate. 
    11. Serve watermelon rind dosa hot with chutney.

    March 20, 2013

    Watermelon Juice recipe - Kalingad juice

    Watermelon juice recipe - Summer has started here. It is very hot both inside and outside the house. We feel like drinking  more liquid than eating. In such a situation we rely on fresh fruit juices rather than anything else. The juice made with fresh watermelon and little sugar is an ideal drink to refresh and quench the thirst. I made this juice without any added water in it. 

    Preparation time - 10 minutes
    Cooking time - 0 minutes
    Yield - Serves 2

    Ingredients 
    • 1/2  watermelon / Kalingad
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • A pinch of salt (optional)
    • A pinch of pepper powder (optional)

    Method 
    1. Wash and  pat dry the watermelon. Keep it  in the fridge for about 3-4 hours.
    2. While making juice, remove it from the fridge and cut it into halves.
    3. Take one  portion of the watermelon and  cut it into large sized  pieces.
    4. Remove the seeds and chop the red portion of the watermelon. Put the chopped red portion into a mixer.  Grind it into a smooth juice.
    5. Strain the juice using a strainer. Remove the coarse watermelon paste stored in the strainer,.
    6. put it in the same mixer jar, using little juice, grind the coarse paste again and mix it with the strained juice.
    7. Now  add 2 tsp of  sugar and  mix well. 
    8. Pour the watermelon juice in glasses. 
    9. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper powder if you like it. 
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