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Watermelon rind sabji

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Indian, instant pot, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 frying pan


For the curry base

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root grated
  • 1 small Onion chopped or minced
  • 1 large Tomato
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp curry powder ( I have used indian curry powder)

For main ingredient

  • 1/2 large watermelon rind keep skin intact if you prefer.
  • 10-12 florets broccoli

To garnish

  • 1/4 cup peanuts roasted and crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves optional


  • Wash and peel the watermelon rind ( if you prefer to keep the green part, leave it on)
  • Grate or finely chop this rind and set it aside.
    prep for watermelon rind curry
  • Mince the garlic and ginger.
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Into the frying pan , on medium heat, add the oil and the cumin seeds ( jeera).
    tempering for watermelon rind sabji.
  • Once they start sizzling add the asafoetida, curry leaves and let them fry.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and onions and saute it will.
    sauteed onions
  • Now add the tomatoes. Cover and cook for two minutes so the tomatoes will soften.
  • To this add the masala powders and salt.
  • Mix well and saute till the raw smells vanish and the tomatoes soften into a pulp.
    curry base.
  • Add the chopped watermelon rind and broccoli to this and mix well.
  • Sprinkle a bit of water, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the curry well and simmer till the watermelon rinds are fully cooked.
    watermelon sabji making.
  • Now add the peanuts and coriander leaves.
    watermelon curry.
  • Mix well and the curry is ready to serve.
    Watermelon and broccoli sabji


The watermelon rind itself releases a lot of water. so just a sprinkle of water to get the cooking process started.
Keyword curry recipes, Indian vegetarian dinner, Watermelon recipes
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