Thursday, July 22, 2010

Watermelon Rind Roti

When summer is around, we guys couldnt stop buying watermelons, once they get finished either me or my H will definitely get them from the nearby chinese store, where we get tiny but very sweet seedless watermelons, after having the sweet watermelon chunks, immediately my H will cut the leftover white rinds and arrange in a plastic box so that i can cook them whenever i need to make something with those white rinds..I have prepared gravies and halwa with those white rinds of watermelon but this time here comes a roti which i saw in Usha's Veg Inspirations and immediately i wanted to try them, i prepared this rotis two days back and served with mixed veggies kurma for our dinner, this roti was really amazing, tasty, healthy at the same time none at home found out the secret ingredient i used in this rotis, when i told that i used some finely grated watermelon white rind in this rotis, they were surprised and enjoyed having this roti...Thanks to Usha for sharing this healthy roti and its gonna be often present in our menu...I followed the same process as Usha went for making this rotis, eventhough i have added few ajwain seeds to give more flavour to this beautiful rotis.

Watermelon Roti

3cups Wheat flour
1cup Watermelon white rinds (finely grated)
1/2cup Carrot (grated)
1tsp Red chilli powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
Salt

In a large bowl, add the wheat flour, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,cumin seeds and ajwain seeds and mix well, add the grated watermelon rinds and grated carrots, mix well into the dough and knead with enough water (if needed) as a smooth, stiff and non sticky dough..Let them sit for few minutes..makes medium sized balls with the dough and roll as circles..

Heat a tawa, once its hot, gently drop the rolled circles and drizzle few drops of oil, cook on both sides until they get cooked...Serve immediately with any sort of side dishes...

49 comments:

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and beautiful roti great

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

When i was about to comment kiwi pops...u posted this roti..luks really healthy and well made,da..

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds healthy and delicious

Peanutts said... Reply To This Comment

wow! watermelon skin!! what ever will you think of next?

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm...good usage of rind...I always discard never tried any thing wid it..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

fantastic!!!very innovative recipe...

Kanchan said... Reply To This Comment

This is nice leftover management... will try out when I bring watermelon.

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

That's a nice idea looks yummy..

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, somehow u mange to find a new recipe to use the watermelon rinds...
Roti sounds interesting

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Your H is really kind enough to help you, he must be enjoying a lot these rind based delicious dish.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Nice n innovative way in using watermelon rind in chappatis. looks lovely

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a neat idea! I have not yet tried using the rinds...will try sometime for sure!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! I have never thought of making something out of this white rind. Rotis sound delicious and healthy

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

wow..really rind rotis..that is juts mind blowing

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

thats an amazing idea.. looks beautiful and soft..

Saveur said... Reply To This Comment

wow - I never knew one could cook with the watermelon rind. What a fabulous idea! Thank you for your submission to T&T!

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

watermelon rinds..this I need to try. Between, the kiwi pops look amazing.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

அசத்துறீங்க ப்ரியா..ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு..

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya...u r making amazing recipes yaar...how u get these ideas

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Priya.Rotis with watermelon rinds..oh my that is so innovative and healthy...

Love
Kairali sisters

SS blogs here said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice use of the rind. Will keep in mind. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Priya!

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative one...

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

It appears that nothing goes to waste in your kitchen. These look wonderful. I occasionally make rind pickles which are delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

rotis looks soft n yummy ..very interesting combo..love to have some :)

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

mindblowing..how can you think such great dishes with unique ingredients..I would never in million years have thought of using this watermelon rinds in cooking...looks awesome..I hope you having a great day ahead..tk care!

Lav said... Reply To This Comment

Next time am sure not to throw those rinds away !!! Will defenitely try these recipes....priya should we peel of the green skin or grate it along with that...

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks great,...very innovative one again priya

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

I love watermelon rind..actually made some pickles the other day..very appetizing. Must try with roti...fascinating.

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe using watermelon rind .I make kootu but this is new to me

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,I too had seen Usha's recipes for this thgh never tried.Looks great Priya

Guna's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting rotis...healthy too

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Nice recipe with watermelon rind, i like soft rotis.

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

Wow never thought of using the watermelon rind rotis look fabulous

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

thats a very unique dish. looks delicious.

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Every time is used to waste the water melon white rinds ur too innovative to use it in gravies and halwa. Even this Usha's roti is impressible. I am inspired by u gals:)

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Watermelon rind roti looks delicious.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting..very innovative,nice one dear.

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

Priya

What I find fascinating in your site is how you really make use of ingredients that a lot of people would not know what to do with! I am always learning valuable things here.

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Such a cool idea...kudos Usha

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

I have watermelon at home now.. so wat am I gonna do??? ;) bookmarked :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

That looks great Priya :)

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

thats so nice idea of maki roti with melon.. good one priya yummy

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n tasty rotis..Looks great!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Roti's...Need to try it !!

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy and yummy! Love the picture too of rolling the roti. The other day when I made a kind of paratha...my brain just ran out of ideas on how best to click a picture that looks different than the ones I already have on my blog. I know I'm silly :-)

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

You make a lot of things with watermelon rind, this roti is really interesting..

Mriganayani said... Reply To This Comment

I have half a watermelon at home - maybe will give this a shot!

Shifa Firoz said... Reply To This Comment

water melon in rotis too.. wow!! thnx for the recipe :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I am so glad you tried and liked this Priya ! It looks just perfect, liked your idea of adding ajwain, will be more flavorful.....