Dudhya Kolmbo

                   Kolmbo is favourite Konkani dish(equivalent to sambhar) used as a accompaniment to rice .I prefer making fresh powder at home which enhances the taste of the dish .Today I am posting the recipe of Kolmbo made with pumpkins. Kolmbos can be made with many vegetables and along with 2-3 combos of veggies and with tingalavro (navy beans) too. Do try Tingalavre Kolmbofor a change.

Ingredients for the powder:-
  • Tbsp of chana dal (bengal gram dal)
  • 1/4 tsp of toor dal
  • 1/2 tbsp. urad dal (black gram dal)
  • 1/2 tbsp. of coriander seeds
  • Few methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
  • 10-12 pepper corns
  • a small piece of hing(asafoetida)
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 2 tbsp coconut
Other Ingredients:
  • 1/4 kg of pumpkin cut into cubes
  • 1-2 potatoes cubed(optional)
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup of toordal
  • 1 tomato chopped into big pieces
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds 
  • Curry leaves.
  • Coriander leaves chopped

   Method :- 

  1. Dry roast the ingredients mentioned above for “powder ”  ,cool and powder them adding a small size tamarind for future use or add a bit water
  2. Once they are coarse and make a paste if using immediately.
  3. This measure is for one time use only.
  4. Increase the amount if you want to make extra and store.
  1. Pressure cook toor dal till soft mash and keep aside.
  2. Pressure cook the cubed potatoes and pumpkin with pinch salt for 2 whistles.
  3. Combine the dal and veggies, add the prepared paste, water as required ,salt chopped tomatoes and boil for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off
  5. Season with mustard and curry leaves.

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