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
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
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