Watermelon Rind Curry Recipe | तरबूज़ के छिलके की सब्ज़ी

Watermelon Curry

Fruits are an essential part of one’s diet. And we all have our favorites, not only according to the season but almost thru out the year. Like Mangoes, Watermelon is liked by most of the people. Especially during the summer time, it helps to keep us hydrated. Not many would know, but along with the fruit inside, Watermelon’s Rind can be useful in many ways. And one of those is Watermelon Rind Curry. Have a look at the recipe, do give a try and let us know with your feedback.

Watermelon Rind Curry can also be called as Tarbooz Ke Chilke Ki Sabzi, which is most popular dish from Rajasthan State of India. This curry contains more of amino acid as compared to red juicy flesh, which we eat. We generally eat the red juicy part of Watermelon and thrown away the Rind, but here we are sharing today the Rajasthani curry made up of this Rind, which is in rich in amino acid that relaxed the blood vessels and also reduces muscle soreness in athletes.

Watermelon Rind has a crisp texture like Cucumber so we can easily hold up well to heat. After eating the red juicy portion, remove the green colored skin of Watermelon and take only the White portion of it. This curry is made up of this White portion of Watermelon. This Watermelon Rind is sautéed well with Indian spices and the Curry is made with it. It is usually served with Jowar Roti or Chapati.

Cook Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Category: Sabzi / Curry

Ingredients Quantity
Chopped Watermelon Rind 2 cup
Water 1 ½ cup
Oil 2 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds / Rai ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera ½ tsp
Asafetida / Hing ¼ tsp
Grated Garlic 2 tsp
Green Chilli Paste 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Haldi ¼ tsp
Red Chilli Powder / Lal mirchi ½ + ¼ tsp
Garam Masala ¼ tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 2 tsp


# Cooking Watermelon Rind Curry | Step by Step
1 Take few Watermelon outer covering sticks and start peeling off the Green portion of it.
2 Then chop Watermelon Rind into small pieces and keep aside.
3 In a heating pan add 2 tablespoon of Oil and allow to heat.
4 Then add ½ tsp of Mustard seeds, ½ tsp of Cumin Seeds, ¼ tsp of Hing, 2 tsp of grated Garlic, 1 tsp of Green Chilli Paste, ¼ tsp of Turmeric Powder (Haldi), ¾ tsp of Red Chilli Powder, ¼ tsp of Garam Masala and sauté the spices for half a minute.
5 Then add 2 cup of chopped Watermelon Rind pieces and mix well.
6 Furthermore, add ½ tsp of Salt, 1 ½ cup of Water and stir for few seconds.
7 Cover the lid and simmer on low flame for 10 Min or until Watermelon Rind is cooked well.
8 Lastly add 2 tsp of chopped Coriander Leaves and serve hot.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Watermelon Rind Curry and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!

Apart from this, we would request to check out our YouTube Channel for additional recipes. Also you can check out our other Curry Recipes – such as Gatta Curry, Chole Masala, Papad Sabzi and Kaju Curry.

Steps to Prepare Watermelon Rind Curry

Useful Tips
– Do not take the Red portion of Watermelon, use only White portion.
– This curry tastes best when it is little spicy.

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