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Watermelon rind curry

2014-04-29
  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 15m
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Watermelon rind curry


Healthy side dish from discarded part of water melon

Watermelon is an extremely sweet and refreshing fruit.They have plenty of seeds and thick fleshy part. Usually we will use the fleshy part and discard rinds and seeds without knowing of their health benefits.
These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals

Health benefits of watermelon seeds

  1. Seeds are rich in vitamin B like thiamine, niacin, folate and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper
  2. Watermelon seeds are effective in recovering health after illness and sharpening your memory.
  3. Roasted watermelon seeds are served as a snack or used to garnish salads.
  4. Watermelon seed oil is extracted from these seeds which is beneficial for your hair and skin.

watermelon_rinds
Most people discard the rind of watermelon because we are unaware of the health benefits of water melon rinds. 1 inch cube of watermelon rind contains 1.8 calories.watermelon rind good for your skin and immunity, as well as the health of your nervous system.

information collected from:

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-watermelon-seeds-for-skin-hair-and-health/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/408893-benefits-of-watermelon-rinds/

Ingredients

2 cup of chopped watermelon rinds
1/2 cup of toor dal
1/2 cup of coconut
1 no of tomato
3 no of shallots
1/8 spn. of cumin seeds
1/6 spn. of turmeric powder
1/2 spn. of chilli powder
Salt as required
1 spn. of oil
1/2 spn. of mustard seeds
2 spring of curry leaves

Method


water melon rinds

Step 01


Pressure cook toor dal along with chopped tomato,salt,turmeric powder and chilli powder.(2-3 whistle in medium flame)
dal

Step 02


Add chopped watermelon rinds and again cook till 1-2 whistle in medium flame.

Step 03



Grind grated coconut along with cumin seeds and shallots.

Step 04


Add this to cooked rinds and cook for 1 min.Do not allow to boil the curry.Turn of the flame.

Step 05


Heat oil in a pan.

Step 06


Splutter mustard seeds.Add curry leaves.Fry for 1/2 minute.

Step 07


Add this seasoning in to curry and mix well.Serve with rice,chappathi etc…
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