Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watermelon Rind Chutney(tarbuj ka chutney)

       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 fruitwithout 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.

watermelon rind recipe
awesome chutney
2 cups  rind - cubed                   
2 tsp    red chili                               
2 tsp    urud dal or 10 cooked/ canned garbanzo beans 
1          tomato-medium                         
1 tsp     lemon juice/tamarind paste                        
10        cilantro (coriander leaves)                                       
1clove  garlic (optional)                                         
Salt      to taste                                
1 tbs     oil  
1Dry the garbanzo beans in a towel.
2Heat oil in a pan and add red chili and garlic, fry it till it's crispy. 
3Add garbanzo beans/urud dal, stir it well.
4Now add the watermelon rind and fry for few mins.
5Add the chopped cilantro and stir, till it becomes wilted.       
6Add the chopped tomato and cook until it's well blended.
7Add lemon juice/tamarind paste and cook till it becomes dry, add salt.
8Grind the mixture in a blender/mixer.
9Transfer it into a bowl.
vegan chutney
watermelon rind
Tips for taste:
*We can get Urud dal(black lentil) and tamarind paste in any Indian grocery store. 
*This pairs well with iddly, dosa, chappathi/flat bread or as a dip for pita chips. This is a vegan dishGarbanzo bean is chickpea in India.

Thanks for visiting this page. If you try any of my recipe, feel free to comment. I love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Hav a blessed day :)




No comments: