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Monday, May 18, 2009

Watermelon Rind Palya / Kallangadi Sippe Palya


4-5 pieces of Watermelon Rind(White part of watermelon) / Kallangadi Sippe

1/3 cup soaked Green Gram seeds / Hesaru Kalu

2-3 tsp finely grated Coconut

Salt to taste

Pinch of Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Chilly powder

1 green Chilly

Small grape sized Jaggary

1/4 tsp Tamarind Juice

2-3 Curry leaves

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Black gram seeds

1 tsp Oil


Soak green gram seeds in water for about 6-8 hrs. Wash it properly and keep it aside.

Cut the watermelon rinds into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chilly into small pieces.

Put chopped watermelon rind, soaked green gram seeds and green chillies in a thick bottomed vessel. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, tamarind water, jaggary, sufficient amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once the water content is almost dried, add finely grated coconut and mix well. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2-3 minutes.

Add mustard seeds, black gram seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to palya. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice. I tried this recipe from Paka Chandrike. Thanks to Naavada for this recipe.


Anonymous said...

My dad makes this palya--glad to finally find a recipe for it online! One question: what do you mean by 4-5 "pieces" of watermelon rind. How many cups of diced rind does that come out to?

Thanks! ak

Krishnaveni said...


4-5 pieces of watermelon rind is almost equal to 3 cups of chopped pieces.