Aug 15, 2010

Happy Independece day / Watermelon Rind Halwa

A very happy independence day to all my Indian Friends !! Lets celebrate with a Sweet here :)

All credits for this halwa must go to Priya's of Priya easy and tasty recipes . This was the first time i learnt to make something out of watermelon rind and would be the last time to throw the skin after i finish my melons :)
The halwa came out extremely well. Thanks to priya for sharing this wonderful recipe !! The original recipe is mentioned below !!


2cups Watermelon white rinds (finely grated)

1/2cup Milk powder
1cup Sugar
1tbsp Cardamom powder
2tbsp Ghee
Few orange food colour ( i used a pinch of turmeric powder)
Few almond flakes

Method :

Take the grated watermelon white rinds in a microwave safe bowl, cook in high for 20minutes in microwave oven (stir thrice in between) until the watermelon rinds get half cooked, now add the milk powder, sugar, ghee and orange food colour, mix everything well and cook again for 10minutes in microwave oven in high (stir twice),finally add the cardamom powder,cook for 5minutes, give a stir..Garnish with almond flakes and enjoy warm..


  1. Happy Independence day to you too..

    Halwa looks very rich and delicious..never would have thought of using watermelon rind and make such rich dessert out of it..very innovative...

  2. Happy independence to you too dear !!
    Halwa looks scrrumptious ..good one .

  3. Happy Independence day !! delicious halwa..

  4. Happy Independence day dear!!! Yummy yummy halwa....

  5. Happy independence day, lovely treat, yummy

  6. *********--,_
    ,--;_/*******HAPPY INDEPENDENCE*_/*****.|*,/
    \__************** DAY **********'|****_/**_/*

    Halwa looks delicious and mouth watering.

  7. Sounds interesting recipe..very inviting.


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