Friday, 4 March 2016


Another  dish from watermelon rind, but this is a sweet dessert. The other one I posted the dish with watermelon rind is the spicy pickle.This time I tried halwa out of it. I jumped out of joy cause, it turned out very nicely.  I did’nt add any artificial colour to this halwa. I could not wait to share this recipe with you all. A hot halwa for you.


Grated Watermelon rind                              - 1 cup
Watermelon juice                                          - ½ cup
Sugar                                                                   - ½ to ¾ cup
Ghee                                                                   - 2 to 3 tbsps
Cardamom powder                                     - a generous pinch


Cashews                                             -  12nos
Raisins                                                -  5 nos


Remove the red flesh from the watermelon, peel off the green skin from the rind and grate the white rind and keep aside.
Extract  half cup juice from red flesh and keep aside.
Fry the cashews and raisins in a tablespoon of ghee and keep aside.
Squeeze the liquid from the  grated rind and blend  the squeezed rind in a mixie.
Heat a pan add 1 tsp of ghee and add the blended rind and cook for 5 to 10 minutes in a medium flame. 
Add the watermelon juice add a tbsp of ghee to it and cook till the rind becomes tender.
Add  half cup of sugar and cook till the  mixture becomes glossy.
Add a generous pinch of cardamom powder and remove from flame immediately and transfer it to the serving bowl and garnish it with fried cashews and raisins.
Yummilicious watermelon Rind Halwa is ready to serve.

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