Watermelon Subzi

Mustard Oil or Oil or ghee – 4 tbsp

Mustard seeds -1tsp

Dry red chilli – 2nos

Cumin – 1tsp

Fennel Seeds -1 tsp

Asafoestida (heeng) -½ tsp

Ginger chopped – 2tsp

Garlic Chopped – 2tsp

Green chilli – 1 no

Onion Chopped – ½ cup

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Chilli powder – ¾ tsp

Coriander powder -2tsp

Watermelon rind (peeled & diced) – 2cups

Dry methi leaves -1tsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander leaves – handful

Amchur powder or chaat masala – 1tsp


Heat mustard oil to high and lower the heat. Add dry red chilli, asafoetida and stir. Add mustard seeds and cumin. Once mustard seeds start to crackle add fennel seeds and onions. Cook the onions for a minute and then add ginger and garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes and then add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir and add salt. Immediately add the diced watermelon peel. Stir, cover and cook for 15mins.

Now add methi leaves, chopped coriander & chaat masala. Check if the peel is tender and cooked. If required cook some more till it is completely soft. Remove and serve hot.