Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sihi kumbalakai bolu huli | Pumpkin Sambar | Pumpkin Bolu huli : South Canara Recipe

The Udupi or South Canara cuisine is very vast. During every visit to my hubby's aunties house, I learn one new dish. One such dish learnt recently is bolu huli. My son loves the aroma of this sambar & everytime I make this, he is sure to say "amma(mom), what are you cooking? It is smelling very good!". He relishes it with matta rice(Kerala/Udupi red rice).


Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients: (Makes around 5 cups of Sambar)
Pumpkin: 1.5 cups, diced
Toor dal: 1/2 cup cooked
Green chillies: 3 nos, adjust according to your family  needs
Turmeric: a pinch
Curry leaves: 5-6 nos, finely chopped
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Asafoetida: a big pinch
Tamarind: 1 tsp, thick tamarind extract
Jaggery/Brown sugar: 1.5 tsp
Rasam powder: 1/2 tsp, optional
Salt: According to taste



Method:

  • Add the diced pumpkin, turmeric, slit green chillies & 4 cups of water. Cook on med-high heat covered.
  • When pumpkin is 3/4th done, add tamarind, jaggery, salt & cook on a med-low for another 5-7 mins. 
  • Mash the cooked dal & dilute it with half a cup of water.
  • Add the dal, curry leaves, asafoetida, rasam powder & coriander leaves. Boil on a medium heat for another 5 mins.
  • Serve it hot with rice & fritters/papad or chutney.
Notes:


  1. Adding a bit of rasam powder, gives a 'kick' to this bolu huli.
  2. Do not skip asafoetida.It enchances the flavor.
  3. You could make this bolu huli with other vegetables like egg plant or okra/ladies finger.

12 comments:

  1. Never heard of pumpkin rasam. Looks yum

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  2. Looks so yummy :) Must be delicious.. I love pumpkins!!

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  3. I love bolu huli! reminds me of weddings and temple lunches

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  4. Looks super yummy..........

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  5. I tried pumpkin rasam yesterday but i didnt add the pumpkin chunks in my rasam,lovely idea of adding the chunks, i blended them with dal and prepared this rasam.

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  6. Seeing a vegetable added to rasam for the first time..looks delicious.

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  7. One of my favorite veggies, perfect for sambar!

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  8. Pumpkin Rasam, a novelty. It goes into my "try out" list.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Looks really lovely and delicious

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  10. I made this..really yummy tasty

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  11. Thank you Anonymous for letting me know.

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