Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes: Easy 5 Making Ways

Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes Is the monthly column where we provide a selection of easy-to-make recipes that feature watermelon. It’s the perfect time of year to experiment with these ideas. The collage of colors and flavors on the table is an inviting sight for your guests and family.

Now, take some pictures with your friends at home! Check out our other monthly posts “Curry Recipes” in July and “Exotic Curry Recipes” in August, for more curry recipes.

The summer solstice is just around the corner. In India and other tropical countries, it is celebrated as Karva Chauth – the superstition that a woman’s husband must fast for her during the twelve days of the month.

Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes
Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes

Some families even mark the event by going ahead with their wedding ceremony. In some parts of the world, women are not heard while menstruating. They avoid talking to their husbands and visitors during this time as well.

How To Make Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes?


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 5 cloves (laung)
  • 1 blade mace (jaiphal)


Step 1. Wash and drain the watermelon. Cut into sections to get the seeds out. Set aside.

Step 2. Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame. Add cumin seeds, laung, and jaiphal. Fry for 2 minutes.

Step 3. Add sliced watermelon and mix well with the mixture in the pan by stirring continuously until the watermelon is heated through and soft( for about 5 minutes).

Step 4. Add tomatoes and stir well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5. Add salt, red chili powder, garam masala, and dried mango powder. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium flame.

Step 6. Add the coriander leaves and celery leaves and mix gently. Cover the pan with a lid for a few minutes to allow the flavors to mingle well (for the taste buds).

Step 7. Switch off the flame. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Fact Of Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes

Serving Size 1/4th of recipe (About ½ cup)

Total Fat15.2g
Saturated Fat4.4g
Total Carbohydrate39.6g
Net Carbohydrate37.8g

Easy 5 Making Ways Watermelon Rind Curry Recipes

1. Watermelon Rind Sauce

Mix watermelon and coriander leaves, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and salt to make a thin sauce. Add some more watermelon if required; let it stand for 5 minutes. Pour over the cooked rice and garnish with coriander leaves.

2. Watermelon Rind Salad

Make a salad with cubes of watermelon and scallions and a dressing of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Serve on the side for a summery twist.

3. Watermelon Rind Stew

Slow cook cubes of watermelon with mustard seeds, fenugreek leaves, curry leaves, and coconut in thick coconut milk. Garnish with grated coconut.

4. Watermelon Rind Vegetables

Mix watermelon rind with coconut, turmeric, and salt. Pour over the cooked or steamed vegetables. Stir well before serving to get the flavors well combined.

5. Watermelon Rind Chips

Drop the watermelon rind pieces in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.

6. Watermelon Rind Masala

Mix watermelon rind with rice, salt, and coriander leaves. Cook for 3 minutes. You can garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice or Rotis.

7. Watermelon Rind Pudding

Add salt, pepper, and a pinch of baking powder to a mix of watermelon rind, coconut, and yogurt. Bake at 180°C/350°F in an oven until soft (about 10 minutes). Add sugar to taste and serve warm or chilled.

Why Should You Not Eat Watermelon Rind?

The rind of watermelon contains large amounts of a toxin called saponin, which is mainly found in the seeds but also in the skin and flesh.

Why Should You Eat Watermelon Rind?

Watermelons contain several vitamins and minerals that are essential for the proper functioning of our bodies.

The fruit is rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against cancer.


Make healthy, green, and fresh watermelon rind curry recipes at home and enjoy the taste of a spicy, sweet, and sour dish for your family. To get amazing recipes like this delivered to you, subscribe to our newsletter!

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