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5 from 11 votes

Watermelon Rind Curry

We enjoyed this watermelon rind curry as a pair with steamed rice. But the dish is equally good with plain quinoa, brown rice, or roti (chapati).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Peanut free, Soy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 65kcal



  • Start by removing the green skin from the rind with a peeler or knife. Then chop them into small cubes.
  • Place a cast-iron skillet on medium heat and drizzle a few teaspoons on oil.
  • As the oil heats up, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When the spices start to sizzle, add chopped onions.
  • Saute the onions until they are translucent and then add cubed watermelon rinds. Stir well.
  • Now add the turmeric powder, sambar/curry powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Continue to stir well.
  • Cover with lid until the watermelon rind is cooked. (Takes 8- 10 mins)
  • That’s it! Watermelon rind curry is ready! Serve it hot or warm as a pair for steamed rice or chapati.



The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg