March 16, 2016

Watermelon Rind Soup


Here comes my 7th easy and tasty recipe using Watermelon Rind. This healthy soup is prepared using rind of watermelon ( white part ). Easy to prepare and tastes yummy and creamy. This can be served as breakfast along with bread toast and watermelon salad. The watermelon rind is sauteed in an olive oil along with the chopped onion and garlic is pressure cooked and made into smooth puree is further boiled with milk to get a creamy texture. Butter can also be used instead of olive oil to enhance the flavor.


Ingredients :

2 Cups Watermelon Rind, Grated 
1 Onion, Finely chopped
3 Garlic pods
1 Bay leaf 
1 Cup Water 
1 1/2 Tsp Olive oil / Butter 
1/4 Cup Milk 
Salt to taste 
1/4 Tsp Pepper powder ( adjust according to taste bud ) 
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

Heat oil or butter in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf followed by garlic pods.

Add the finely chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent.

Add the grated watermelon rind and saute it for a minute.

Now add the measured amount of water and pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles.

Once the pressure gets released, open the lid, remove the bay leaf and blend the rind mixture into smooth puree.

Bring it to boil again for 5 minutes by adding the measured amount of milk, pepper powder and salt.

Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


Serving Options :

Serve hot with bread toast or croutons.


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