Watermelon Rind recipes | Watermelon peel recipes | Dishes from watermelon peel
Scorching summer is just round the corner …What is better than a slice of watermelon on a boiling hot summer day ? With 92% water content, it is the perfect way to stay hydrated and fresh during summer. Every one loves the juicy fruit but what about its peel .. did you know they are equally edible and there are various dishes that one can make out of it ? Doesn’t it feel good making food out of something that’s usually trash?
Watermelon is full of vitamins A, C and B6 potassium and amino acids. And it is approximately 92 % water, so very hydrating and low cal. Apparently , peels of watermelon is even more nutrient than the fruit. It has a crisp texture, tastes and looks like a cucumber/ ash gourd which making watermelon rind great for cooking and is a good source of fibre. . As it’s mild in flavour , it takes in flavour we add, very nicely.
Our ancestors were very clever. we peep into traditional grandmas kitchen, we are sure to find numerous ways in which they incorporated the peels, seeds and kernels .. they would hardly throw anything and make sure all the nutrients from each veggie is utilized fully. There are so many things to learn from our ancestors, isn’t it…do try and enjoy these watermelon rind recipes !!
WATERMELON RIND PALYA / WATERMELON CURRY
easy tasty South Indian style watermelon rind curry ( palya /sabzi )… makes a great side dish with rice / chapathi ! recipe here
WATERMELON RIND MOR KOZHUMBU / MAJJIGE HULI
Comforting traditional South Indian dish Watermelon Rind Majjige Huli / Watermelon Peel Yoghurt Curry. This Karnataka style majjige Huli is mildly spicy, mildly sour and tastes so good with rice. Recipe Here
Easy tasty South Indian style watermelon rind raita ( mosarugojju /sasmi ) made in 10 mins ! Here you go …makes a great side dish !!
A traditional coastal Karnataka dish prepared from rind of watermelon.Soft and fluffy they taste delicious . Recipe Here :
A delicious Watermelon halwa … an easy way to satisfy your sweet craving and it tastes amazingly delicious. Recipe here
So next time you are about to throw the peels after relishing the fruit .. remember these tasty dishes and get the complete benifits !!