Thursday, April 8, 2010

Round Up - Part 3 : Think Beyond the Usual with Fruits - Curry

The round up of entries ends today and tomorrow, I'l come up with the winner announcement. Totally, I got 33 curry entries. I've left Swapna's Pomegranate Chutney in my yesterday's roundup. Sorry Swapna for that and thanks for pointing out my mistake. Now, that I've added her entry to the Chutney roundup. Please take a look at that. So, the total entries comes to 98 :-) Friends please let me know if I'v left any of your entries...

Nayna comes up with a quick colorful sabji recipe "Yellow Plum Tomato Sabji". She says, it goes good with Gujarati style rotis. She shares a nice picture with roti and sabji combo.

Kiran's "Cranberry Daal" is a healthy dish with the great combination of fruit and legumes. The tart acidic taste of cranberry gives the perfect flavour for this daal. Her step-by-step pictures give us the easy understanding of the method of preparation. The daal picture is too tempting with coriander and cranberries.

Prema's "Pineapple Pachadi" is very delicious with the addition of jaggery. She is sure, it would taste great with Sambar or Rasam Rice. The way she presented the dish is too nice.

Champa's "Yam and Apple Kofta curry" is a must try one. This is very very innovative dish. See how she used Paniyaram pan here..I know, you would wonder "What Paniyaram Pan have to do here?", just take a look at her delicious kofta curry recipe...

"Green Mango Gojju" from Champa tastes good with rice and roti. She shares us a nice picture.

Champa's another curry with mango is "Mango-onion subzi". This sounds too delicious and the picture she shares us is very nice.

Prani's "Pineapple Pachadi" is kerala's traditional dish.The pachadi tastes too good. She shares a colourful picture of her pachadi.

Nivedita got the recipe for "Pineapple Gojju" from her cousin. The gojju seems to be a very interesting recipe. I know you'l be tempted to prepare this when you see her picture.

Uma's "Apple Pickle" needs no cooking. This can be made in minutes. The addition of sambar powder gives a good taste. She shares a very neat picture.

Ganga's "Vegetable Stew with Pineapple" tastes delicious with Naan and Chapathi.

Ganga's "Pineapple Pachadi" looks very yummy. She has nicely presented the pineapple pachadi picture.

Ganga's "Banana Pachadi" is similar to her pineapple pachadi which makes us drool.

"Mambazha Pulissery" is another entry from Ganga is such a delicious curry. The picture is so good.

Swathi comes up with a one of the signature dishes of Kerala "Mambazha Pulissery". This curry tastes too great. She
shares us a wonderful picture of her dish.

Suma shares us a Karnataka festive dish "Pineapple Gojju". She shares a colourful picture of her recipe.

LK's "Banana Raita" is a innovative dish. This sounds really rich. The picture which she shares with us talks about
it's taste, just take a look at it:-)

Maya & Lakshmi's "Apple Pickle" and "Apple Yogurt Pachadi" is yummy 'o' yummy as their blog's name. Pictures of the
dishes are very inviting.

Champa learnt this "Apple Dhideer Uppinakayi" from her sister, who made it with mango. Champa replaced mango with
apple and she got this finger licking curry. She shares us a wonderful picture.

Pranis "Kadumanga" is spicy with homemade masala. She says it is the best accompaniment for Kanji(Rice soup) and
curd rice. Kadumanga picture is very attractive.

Padma's Pineapple Gojju is her mom's and aunt's favourite. This sour and tangy tasting gojju also called thokku is very famous in Bangalore wedding feasts. She shares a nice picture of her recipe.

Padma shares a unique "Orange Peels Pachadi" which is prepared by the combination of chilly powder and jaggery. You can guess it's great taste from the picture.

Harini & Jaya's "Green apple pickle" tastes sour and spicy. The picture of the pickle is so good.

Sangi's "Pineapple pulissery" is very delicious and her presentation speaks more about her dish.

Sangi's another yummy dish "Apple Pachadi". Just the combination of apple and yogurt gives out a lovely taste.

"Pappanga Thoran", a kerala dish from Cicily looks too great. She has also included lots of useful info about papaya.The picture of the dish is awesome.

Cool Lassie's "Citrusy Gold Potatoes N Peas" is such a easy dish but it looks too great. This curry goes good with any rice variety. The curry picture just make us drool.

Jayashree's "Dried Grape Gojju" is a lipsmacking kannada recipe. The picture of the gojju is too tempting.

Sushma's "Mango Dal" is such a unique dhal and it tastes too yummy. She has clicked the dish very nicely.

Sushma's " Sweet & sour Gravy" is a Manglorean dish served during weddings. This looks too colourful and delicious.

Bharati shares a "Pineapple Mor Kuzhambu", which is very aromatic and delicious. The presentation of the dish is too good.


Pineapple – 5 Round Pieces
Curd – 1 Cup
Salt – Required Quantity

For Grinding:

Grated Coconut – 3 Tsps
Green chilly – 1-2 (depends upon your taste)
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Coriander Seeds – 2 Tsps
Black Pepper / Peppercorns – 8
Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
Thuvar Dhal – 1 Tsp
Raw Rice – 1 Tsp

For Garnishing:

Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp
Red Chilly - 1
Curry Leaves - Few
Asafoetida Powder –1/4 Tsp
Coriander Leaves .


1. Grind all the ingredients together to paste form. Keep it aside.
2. Cut the Pineapple to the required size & shape / or to quarter pieces.
3. Take a pan, add the Pineapple, ½ Cup of water, turmeric powder & salt. Cook for three minutes.
4. To that add the ground paste & curd. Cook nicely. Remove from heat.
5. Garnish with fried Mustard seeds, Curry leaves & Coriander leaves.

Nivi Karthik gives us a recipe for very innovative "Papaya & Tofu Curry". She has clicked a very neat picture.


1/4 of a Papaya
1 pack of Extra firm tofu or 1 pack of Paneer
1/2 cup of orange juice
2 spoon Chili Powder
2 spoon Cumin Powder
1/2 spoon of tamarind
Salt for taste
Curry leaves/coriander leaves (optional)
2 spoon - cooking oil
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds


1.Cut the Tofu/Paneer, onions and tomato into very small pieces.
2.Add few spoons of oil in a pan and put mustard and cumin. Can also add curry leaves if you have it handy.
3.Then add the onions and fry till the onion turns golden brown. Then add the tomatoes and fry until all these blend well…
4.Add 1/2 spoon of tamarind, chilli powder and cumin powder, mix well.
5.Pour 1/2 cup of orange juice and let the mixture boil.
6.Add the salt as per your taste… finally put the tofu or paneer and let it boil for 15 to 20 minutes in slow temp.
7.Garnish with coriander if required.

Finally, my curry entries,


Menaga Sathia said...

awesome..excellent round up !!

SE said...

delicious and wonderful roundup !!

Sushma Mallya said...

very lovely round up nithu...all of them are unique in its own way

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Great Collection.

subhashini said...

Excellent and yummy round ups dear.
very nice recipes from every one.Feeling very happy to see mine also hehehe.

Kiran said...

Another wonderful round-up.Thank you Nithu.

Unknown said...

Thanks Nithu for adding my entry...
all are looks delicious....

R said...

totally awesome roundup nithu! got to learn so many new things just by visiting ur blog :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Great roundup many interesting recipes :)

Unknown said...

Great roundup Nithu :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful roundup Nithu!! All the entries looks delicious and thanks for accepting our recipe.

Anu said...

Excellent round up dear.. awesome...

suma said...

A whole lot of new and interesting recipes..

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent roundup again, many dishes sounds truly creative and new for me, thanks Nithu of this beautiful event..

Swathi said...

Excellent round up nithu.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome roundup dear! I wish I had understood it more clearly and sent many more entries to your lovely event.

LK said...

Well done, Nithu! Great collection!

harini-jaya said...

excellent roundup and lots of recipes to try out...

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Nithu
Wonderful round up! Never imagined that these many dishes we can make with only fruits. Great collection. Roundup goes into my book mark.
Congrats for the success in the first event!
All the best for the future events.

Meena said...

ooh, love the round-up...i will never wonder what to do w/fruits anymore!

Vineetha Sush said...

Feels like a recipe book..grt collections !!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Congrats dear. Nice round up. But I cannot find my entries here.

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you friends for your lovely comments..

@Viki, You sent me the rasam entries and they are in Part-1 roundup.

Kalai said...

Wow Nithu! I couldn't believe all these curries are made with, nothing other than fruits. What a way to savor these lovely and healthy fruits. I loved reading about each of these recipes. Well done! A wonderful round-up.