Summer is at its peak and all we can think of are all the summer foods that we can get our hands on to beat the heat. From watermelons to muskmelons, to cucumbers and to coconut water - there many summer foods that you can add to your diet. Imagine sipping on a cooler in the scorching heat or a refreshing cucumber salad in the afternoon. What a bliss that would be! Watermelon is a summer fruit that we simply can't do without. The pulpy and juicy flesh makes for some of the best juices and salads. The deep-red and pink fruit is brimming with sweet flavour and various health benefits. According to experts, watermelons are 92% of water; meaning having it may help you stay hydrated throughout the day. No wonder it is a summer favourite of many!
And while we are reaping in the benefits of this summer fruit, we forget about the hard and heavy watermelon rind that almost always end up in the kitchen's dust bin. Did you know that you can prepare n number of dishes with watermelon rind? Yes, you read that right. From watermelon sabzi to soups and even a watermelon halwa, there's more to the mighty fruit that you would know.
(Also Read:5 Best Watermelon Recipes To Try At Home: Watermelon Gazpacho, Ice Cream & More)
Watermelon halwa is a spectacular recipe to try at home if you want to surprise your family with a new delicious dessert! It is made with the usual ingredients of a halwa like suji, besan, milk or khoya and sugar. These are simply cooked with peeled and chopped green watermelon rind in a wok. These are cooked till it is mixed well and stirred with cardamom powder. You can serve it with a garnishing of chopped dry fruits and nuts.
A simple, quick and easy recipe with an innovative twist, watermelon halwa is a great example of sustainable cooking where you can create a new dish with a waste of another one. So the next time you peel a watermelon, save those rinds and try this spectacular halwa at home.
Find the full recipe of watermelon halwa here. Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.