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spicy watermelon rind spread

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Neela rufus
franklin, TN

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.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For spicy watermelon rind spread

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

How To Make spicy watermelon rind spread

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