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White Melon and Lobia Curry

White Melon and Lobia Curry

One of another combo that I have tried and liked it.  DH got white melon I think he must have mistaken that as bottle gourd as it looked exactly like bottle gourd from outside and also inside (it was not the round shape one).  For some time I was confused whether it’s indeed bottle gourd but then it was not, white melon taste is little different from bottle gourd so in this recipe you can use bottle gourd too instead of white melon.  I made this on Sat’day and do it faster I used pressure cooker. I decided to use little of lobia that I had and soaked it to make something else but then it was meant for this curry I guess.  While white melon adds soft touch and lobia adds good crunch to the recipe and both together makes a good combination.  

White Melon and Lobia Curry


Serves - 4
Ingredients:

White Melon Cubed –1 Cups
Lobia/Black Eyed Beans – 1/2 Cup
Oil – 2 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Tomato – 1
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry Mango/Amchur Powder – 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp [crushed]
Salt – to taste


Bottlegourd and Lobia Curry Recipe


Method:

1. Wash and soak lobia with enough water for 4-5 hours or overnight, drain the water from soaked lobia and keep aside.  I normally soak all beans over night.
2. Wash, peel and chop white melon in to medium size cubes.  Chop tomato.
3. In a pressure cooker heat oil, add bay leaf and sauté for 30 seconds.  Add cumin seeds allow it to crack.
4. Add cubed melon, give a good stir.  Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes away. 
5. Add lobia and stir well.  Add all spice powders and sauté for a minute, now goes chopped tomato, salt and cook for 2 more minutes. 
6. Add 1 cup water, kasoori methi, adjust salt if required and pressure cook for 2 whistles
~ If you are using Futura cooker then cook until cooker starts steaming, it will start steaming in 2-3 minutes. Let it simmer for 5 more minutes in slow flame.

This curry goes well with roti/paratha, or  rice.  Garnish with chopped cilantro if you wish.

Melon and Lobia Curry Recipe

Note:
~ You can add chopped onion, I just skipped it.
~ You can use bottle gourd or potato instead of melon.
~ You can cook the curry in pan, in that case pressure cook lobia and simmer until  white melons gets cooked.

Lobia and White Melon Recipe

Have a nice day ~~

49 comments:

  1. Delicious curry,very colourful and tempting...

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  2. Wonderfully prepared curry. Delicious and colorful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. bright n flavorful curry prits :)Yumm!!!

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  4. by White melon you mean white gourd,na? curry looks yummy..

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  5. Delicious looking curry....luv the cone shaped rotis...looks very tempting

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  6. Nice gravy priti...I think its better to include those gourds in the spicy curries which balances d taste...nice gopurams(out of rotis) behind

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  7. Both together makes awesome combo! Would love to have it with roties..

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  8. yummy curry..perfect with rotis

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  9. Looks simply yum and delish. I just need a piece of roti to mop it up!

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  10. healthy combo...with roti wow...perfect!

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  11. Looks very colorful and tasty too:)

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  12. Healthy and yummy looking curry... Loved the color

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  13. Looks great Priti. Love the curry's color :)

    Have a good week ahead.

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  14. interesting combo, nice clicks.love the bright red colour

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  15. Nice combo,sounds so healthy and delicious.

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  16. Oh Sweety, I do remember now, thank you for reminding me :) Still I love your version than mine.
    BTW this curry also looks very delicious, nice picture

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  17. delicious combination looks fabulous with the roti

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  18. Delicious & tempting curry n i love lobia too!!! Bookamrked..!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. Delicious curry, rich and colorful priti. Nice pics.

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  20. very nice combo and awesome looking recipe!

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  21. Delicious combination of veggie and legume. The curry looks tempting.

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  22. wonderful combo, looks delicious n healthy!!

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  23. Loved the second last click:-) Must b a yummy combo..now that makes me hungry!!

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  24. Nice and colourful curry! Liked your presentation too !

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  25. Never tried white melon....sounds yum combo....looks delectable with rotis....

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  26. Very beautiful, delicious, yummy and tempting curry. Wonderful presentation.

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  27. looks so appetizing n delectable priti..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. Thank you Priti for visiting & for following. Curry looks so good, nice combination!

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  29. This looks so delicious Preethi..love the lovely vibrant color of Ur gravy:)

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  30. this looks super delicious.. Serving vessel is so beautiful :)

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  31. Wow.. this looks awesome.. I love the look of it. Cant wait to try :D

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  32. Looks awesome. Will try it with ash gourd that is lying in the fridge.

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  33. Healthy and delicious looking curry.

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  34. Looks delicious and so flavorful..nice recipe..thanks for sharing!

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  35. Good combo and nice vibrant colour.

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  36. This is an awesome combo Priti .. I always use this in sambhars .. Will try this curry

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  37. White gourd/melon means bottle gourd/lauki,right??! A bit confused about the name. Curry looks yummy!

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  38. @Mahi, white melon/gourd is slightly different from lauki ...though it may look same, few comes in lauki shape and others in round shape. As as I said in the post it's almost same but with just a slight taste difference. You can do the same with bottle gourd..so don't confuse yourself :)

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