May 30, 2009

WATER MELON HALWA

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As every body knows Water melon is a summer fruit, with rich water content. Normally what we do is we eat red portion and the White part in between the red and green skin will go in to the trash. Yes every body do this work but this part of this fruit is having a lot of vitamins, fiber and especially Antioxidants which is very important for our body. Long back I read one article in some magazine and I started using. It taste just like bottle gourd only. You can make curries, koottu and now I tried it as a sweet also. I thought when we use kaddu(bottle gourd) for halwa, why not this one. And I made it, It taste like kaddu halwa only with little color difference. Here I go with the recipe hope you all like this
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INGREDIENTS:---
Water melon --- 1 cup grated(Wight part only not red part or green skin)
Sugar –1/2 cup (according to your taste)
khoya --- 1 tab sp (you can use milk powder or khoya powder also)
Ghee – 2 tab sp
Dry fruits – 1 tab sp ( cashew, raisins, almonds, pistachio) finely chopped
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tea sp
Saffron – a pinch

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METHOD:----
Cut water melon and remove the red fruit and peel the green skin and grate the Wight flesh. Squeeze and remove the water.
Heat a pan add dry fruits till golden color remove and leave a side.
Now add grated water melon to the same ghee and fry till raw smell disappears.
Then add sugar and stir continuously, after we add sugar it will become little watery don't worry keep stirring till water evaporates.
Then add khoya and switch off the flame and then add cardamom powder , saffron, dry fruits mix well and serve hot.
This delicious Water Melon Halwa goes to Ashwini's AFAM - MELONS event at Ashwini's Spicy Cusine event started by Maheswari

29 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmmm drool worthy......Awesome pics......Never had this before...with those nutty dry fruits..it may have tasted yummy....

Varunavi said...

Nice info, never heard that white part is edible.Halwa sounds interesting.
Great colour and innnovative idea

Priya said...

Wow thats a great recipe Rekha...As u said yes we trash those white part of watermelon,will try this soon...delicious and fabulous halwa!

sowmya said...

interesting..looks good..

Parita said...

Wow thats lovely recipe dear..never knew the white part was so healthy or it can be consumed..fantastic pic too :)

Prathibha said...

Nice color of the halwa..hv seen abt this in so many shows,but never tried...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Rekha, We also do Kootu with the white part. But this halwa is totally new. Very innovative and yummy.

Nandini said...

Very innovative dish! I know the white part is edible. But Halwa sounds interesting! Tasty and yummy halwa:)

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey i ve done dosa nd published it today din't know bot halwa il try it with remaining peices .....really looks tasty yumm hey parcel me some so tht i cud taste urs too

Padma said...

Awesome click and a very good recipe ... never had it before...
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Priti said...

Wow this is cool Rekha...gr8 using the white part...looks yummy

meeso said...

Great new recipe for me :) Sounds so god!

Poornima Nair said...

Great one...maybe i'll try this instead of throwing the peel away.

Pooja said...

Very creative rekha...Looking delicious...Nice use of the white part..

Lavanya said...

new to me..creative gal..looks delicious..yummy!!

Valarmathi said...

Halwa looks awesome. Lovely recipe.

SAILAJA said...

i have made this once it was good but a different way....i usually don;t waste any part of the fruit or veg.

mona said...

That halwa is completely new to me. Do you use a peeler to remove the green skin from the white part?
Looks delicious.

Vibaas said...

yummy recipe :)

Divya Vikram said...

That is a creative halwa recipe. Great way to use the wasted part of watermelon..

Sireesha said...

Just 2 days back I made this and really it tastes very yummy and delicious...Pics are droolworthy...

Purnima said...

Rekha, thats unique..halwa frm white part..pics truly mouthwatering. We use white part in dosas. They taste great..I hv it on my blog. :) Tks for sharing this special recipe.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

This is so interesting! I had never seen watermelon used this way!

DEESHA said...

I love the 1st pic .. Its a beautiful click Rekha .. I have never had tis halwa

Anisheetu said...

Wow thats really innovative.... My mom in law makes chutney from that white part... halwa sounds and looks good... next time i bring a watermelon will give this a try...:)

Ashwini said...

picture perct..innovsative idea for melon.. never tried it..

Curry Leaf said...

Never thght of this as I said you are very innovative.

Thenu said...

Cool Recipes, Rekha! Great blog.

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