Are you throwing away watermelon rind after eating the fruit? Don’t do it. Here are five delicious items you can make with them, instead.
The season to relish all things cool and refreshing has arrived, and we know you have already started prepping for the same. From stocking up your fridge with the best of summer chillers to storing them properly to avoid spoilage, there’s a lot to be done. But when it comes to a fabulous summer fruit that requires minimum care to be stored, it has to be the watermelon. No matter whether you store it in the fridge or outside, the fruit will remain cool enough to revitalise you. And this leads to us digging into it without thinking twice. However, only few of us realise that we are wasting a major chunk of the fruit that can be made into some irresistibly delicious dishes. Yes, you guessed it right. It is the rind of a watermelon. Believe it or not, all the watermelon rind that goes into the bin is quite nutritious and versatile enough to be incorporated into a lot of dishes. Check them out:
1. Watermelon Rind Dosa
Whip up a delicious south Indian meal by making watermelon rind dosa. The dosas are crispy and delicious enough to make you ask for more. Do try the recipe below and let us know how you like it.
2. Watermelon Rind Palyam
There is no doubt about the fact that we Indians are suckers for delicious savoury dishes. So, how about enjoying a watermelon palyam this summer? Make the watermelon rind palyam and let us know how it made you drool.
3. Watermelon Rind Curry
We know it sounds quite impossible but watermelon rind makes a delightful curry that will leave you craving for more. The curry is made with an onion and tomato base and is flavoured with some typical Indian spices and jaggery. The sweet and savoury combination makes the curry worth trying.
4. Pickled Watermelon Rind
The crunchy texture of watermelon rind is perfect to be incorporated as a pickle. Moreover, making pickles with watermelon rind is one of the easiest things one can do. So, why wait? Follow the recipe below, make some watermelon rind pickle this summer and enjoy.
5. Watermelon Rind Halwa
There’s no better way to end this list than the delectable halwa. When paired with khoya, ghee and dry fruits, watermelon rind makes a decadent halwa that will leave you drooling. The dish is flavoured with cardamom powder that adds more taste and aroma to the dish.