Watermelon is one of the most refreshing, thirst quenching fruit available year round. Watermelon is not only delicious but also very nutritious.Have you ever thought about the white part of watermelon,the one just below the red fruit portion that we normally discard along with the skin and wondered if you can use it in cooking.. But this part of watermelon is having a lot of vitamins, minerals,fiber and especially Antioxidants which is very important for our body. This time when I went to Mumbai Amma made the halwa with watermelons white skin. She saw this in some cookery show long back. It really tastes very yummy and delicious same like bottle gourd halwa only color is different. Here comes the recipe ….


Ingredients :-

Finely grated watermelon skin-1 & 1/2 cup (Only white part not red or green skin)
Sugar- 1 cup
Milk-2 cups
Ghee-4tsp
Fried Nuts & raisins - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp


Method:-

Cut water melon and remove the red fruit and and grate the White part.. Squeeze and remove the water.

Heat ghee in a pan .Fry the grated watermelon skin till all the water is evaporated & raw smell goes off.

Add milk, close with a lid & cook in medium flame till it is fully cooked.Keep stirring in middle.

Then add the sugar and stir continuously, after we add sugar keep stirring till water evaporates.

Then add cardamom powder & nuts mix well and Serve it warm.


Tips:-

This skin will be a bit hard to cook, so you can also pressure cook to save time.

23 Comments:

  1. Padma said...
    That looks so yumm... nice recipe and presentation Sireesha :)
    Sailaja Damodaran said...
    hey i too have made this ......amazing to see the same ingredients & qt.!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.sailajakitchen.com/2009/07/watermelon-skin-halwa.html
    Priya said...
    Watermelon skin halwa looks amazing Sireesha!!looks delicious..yet to put my hands on watermelon skin halwa...
    A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...
    Looks lovely, nice presentation.
    Sanghi said...
    Yummm looks great sireesha..! Try participating in my FIL-Milk event!
    Uma said...
    wow, looks amazing Sireesha! Would love to dig into it :)
    Raaga said...
    we cook the rind just like lauki... and even make a dosa with it :)

    The halwa looks very nice. I love the way you dressed it up!
    Srivalli said...
    Looks great sireesha..
    sowmya said...
    looks yummy..
    Jaishree said...
    Watermelon skin halwa looks lovely Sireesha!This is new to me..Nice presentation:)
    Purva Desai said...
    This is one unique and yummy halwa....with a delightful colour
    Priti said...
    Wow looks so yummy...drooling over it
    srikars kitchen said...
    wow.. great recipe.. looks really fantastic..
    rekhas kitchen said...
    hummmm looks yummmy siresha nice color too yum.
    Vaishali said...
    My god, Sireesha, what a great idea! I've tried watermelon skin dosa before, but I can imagine it'd be just great in halwa. Looks delicious.
    jayasri said...
    hi sireesha, i use white portion of the water melon to make dry curry and gravy but halwa looks amazing , i must try this sometime, it is quite innovative, i saw something like this being posted in Usha's dry curry with melon skin..., nice pictures too...
    Nags said...
    wow! that's a great idea!!
    Mythreyi Dilip said...
    Hi Sireesha, thanks for stopping by blog and for the lovely comments dear. I went through all your recipes and each and every recipe was unique, mouth-watering and yummy. I wanna try ur Veg Kolhapuri and Thalipeeth very soon. Keep in touch, will be ur frequent visitor.
    Bergamot said...
    This is something new to me and seems interesting since we all love halwa.
    Purva Desai said...
    Lets celebrate Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi by participating in Festive food Events....For more details kindly follow the below mentioned link

    http://purvasdaawat.blogspot.com/2009/08/announcing-krishna-and-ganesh-chaturthi.html
    Parita said...
    Very Creative!
    Nithya said...
    This is lovely. Looks delicious. I have never tried halwa with it. But I have used the white portion to make more kolambu and vadai. :) will try this one soon.

    I am not sure if I am here for the first time. But would be back often. Keep it going.

    Do take a peep into mine sometime.
    kitchen queen said...
    Hi watermelon skin halwa is new to me. It looks delicious. I must try it. you can visit my blog view my recipes and give your comments

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