Watermelon Gravy
Watermelon pod cooked with spices
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Ingredients
For the gravy:-
  • Curry leaves(can use coriander leaves also) – 4
  • Bay leaf(Karuga/Vazhana ela) – 1no
  • Fennel(Perinjeerakam) – 1/4tsp
  • Cloves(Grambu) – 2nos
  • Ginger(chopped) – 1tsp
  • garlic(chopped) – 1tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2tsp
Instructions
  1. Remove the dark green outer peel and cut the watermelon pod(left after eating the red fleshy portion)into small cubes.
  2. Cook it well with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  3. Grind the ingredients for the gravy into a fine paste.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Saute onions, till light brown.
  6. Add the gravy paste, coriander powder, curry leaves and green chillies and fry, till raw smell goes.
  7. Add tomato and saute, till oil separates.
  8. Add the cooked watermelon, salt, sugar and water.
  9. Cook it well, till the gravy thickens.
  10. :- Can add 1 tbsp of coconut milk or grated coconut in the end. :- You can also add potatoes or green peas along with water melon. :- If you want it more spicy, add 1/2 tsp of crushed peppercorns and 2 tsp of tomato sauce.
  11. :- Serve hot with chappathis or bread or appams.