Spicy Watermelon Rind Spread

Neela rufus


One of summer's gift to the world is watermelon. We all know it as a thirst quencher loaded with antioxidants, but most of us dispose the rind (the white part between the the green outer husk and the red inner fruit) without knowing it has nutritional value too. We can use it in our cooking as salads, chutney/ dip/ spread and in moru kuzambu/ spiced buttermilk. Slice only the white part from the green rind.


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2 c
chopped watermelon rind
1 tsp
chili flakes
1 Tbsp
garbanzos, cooked
1 medium
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 clove
garlic (optional)
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp

How to Make Spicy Watermelon Rind Spread


  • 1Slice only the white part (the white part between the the green outer husk and the red inner fruit) from the green rind.
  • 2Dry the (can) garbanzo beans in a towel.
    Heat oil in a pan and add garbanzo beans, chili flakes and garlic, stir fry it for 2 minutes.
  • 3Now add the chopped watermelon rind and fry for few mins.
  • 4Add the cilantro leaves and stir it till it becomes wilted (this step is optional)
  • 5Add the chopped tomato and cook, till the tomatoes are well blended.
  • 6Pour the lemon juice and cook till it becomes dry. Add salt
  • 7Grind the mixture in a blender.
  • 8Transfer it to a bowl, We can add cream cheese with it and use it as a sandwich or tortilla spread or as a dip.
  • 9Feel free to comment, i love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Have a blessed day :)

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About Spicy Watermelon Rind Spread

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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