Watermelon Rind Halwa | How to make Watermelon Rind Halwa

By Rita Arora  |  21st Dec 2016  |  
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About Watermelon Rind Halwa Recipe

Do eat watermelons in summers and have its juice but don't discard the peels. Because it can be made into a delicious halwa.

Watermelon Rind Halwa is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Watermelon Rind Halwa has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Rita Arora is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Watermelon Rind Halwa recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Watermelon Rind Halwa is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 45 minutes. This is recipe of Watermelon Rind Halwa is perfect to serve 6 people. Watermelon Rind Halwa is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Watermelon Rind Halwa. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Watermelon Rind Halwa by commenting on this page below!

Watermelon Rind Halwa

Ingredients to make Watermelon Rind Halwa

  • Watermelon rind - 600 grams
  • Khoya - 200 grams
  • sugar - 200 grams
  • Green cardamom - 2-3
  • cashews - 20-25
  • Desi ghee - 2 tbsp

How to make Watermelon Rind Halwa

  1. Peel off the thick rind from watermelon. Remove the dark coloured rind.
  2. Grate the melon rind. Place a pan over the flame, add 1 tsp ghee into and allow it to melt. Now place grated melon rind into it, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Cut cashews in small chunks and ground cardamom to make powder. Check the rind now. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes and check again later. Cook until the peels turn soft. It takes 15 minutes to cook the peels.
  3. When rind is cooked aptly and there is no water left, add sugar into it and mix well. Cover and cook on low flame. Check again later.
  4. When sugar dissolves, open the lid and check the halwa. Now cook as it is so that all juice evaporates.
  5. Roast the mawa
  6. Place another pan over the flame and add 1 tsp ghee into it. When ghee melts, add mawa into it. Stir constantly and saute the mawa on medium flame. When there is slight change in color that means is roasted and ready. Turn off the flame and allow the mawa to cool.
  7. When juice from the halwa evaporates completely, add roasted mawa, cashews and cardamom powder into it. Mix everything really well. Keep the flame low. When mawa mixes well in halwa, it's ready to serve. Take out the halwa in a bowl.
  8. Garnish with some chopped cashews. Delicious halwa prepared with watermelon rind is ready. Store it in refrigerator and relish upto 7 days.

Reviews for Watermelon Rind Halwa (2)

Latha Naira year ago

good rita. i used to make curries with that portion of melon. it has the same taste of white pumpkin . but i had never tried halwa.

Kanak Patela year ago

Interesting have never tried it...

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