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Watermelon rind thogayal

a perfect no waste vegetable chutney
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish, sidedish, Snacks
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, Indian, One pot, South indian, Summer, tamilnadu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people


To roast

  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 3-7 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp flax seeds

To add to the roastedmix

  • 1 cup water melon peel white part chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 2 sprigs curryleaves
  • 2-3 slices fresh ginger root

To add fresh

  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped

If necessary

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


  • Remove the green peel from the white part of the watermelon rind. Roughly dice the white part. Set it aside
  • To a heavy work add a spray of oil and roast the urad day and the dry red chilli, till the dal turns golden brown and the red chillies crispy to a snap. Add the flax seeds and saute until some of them crackle.
  • Now add the diced watermelon rind, chopped tomato, ginger slices and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt and steam for another two minutes so they release water and steam through. 
  • Add in the coriander leaves and take off the heat. 
  • Cool and grind to a smooth paste.  Enjoy with crispy dosa or soft steamed idly


  • Add a tsp of grated coconut or almond flakes for an added nutty flavour.
  • Toss in a tsp of chia seeds to add a bit more beneficial fibre.
  • If the chutney appears very thick... Add a two tsp of warm water.
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