Watermelon Rind & Curry leaves Thogayal

Here is another recipe using watermelon rind. I could not resist myself when the vegetable vendor gave a bunch of curry leaves. The leaves were soo fresh that I decided to use it along with the watermelon rind for the thogayal. Drizzle some sesame oil over hot rice, add the thogayal and enjoy thogayal rice with pappadam.


Watermelon rind — 1 cup

Curry leave — 1 cup

Coconut — 3/4 cup

Urad dal — 3 tbsp

whole pepper — 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilii — 2-3

Tamarind — small marble size

Jaggery — 1 /2 tsp

Sesame oil — 2-3 tbsp

Salt —- 3/4 tsp.


Wash curry leaves well. Remove the dark green skin of the watermelon rind and cut it into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add urad dal, whole pepper, red chili and fry till the color of the dal changes. Now add the watermelon rind and give it a stir. Close the kadai and cook in low heat for two minutes. Further add the curry leaves, stir for a minute and put off the heat. Once the fried ingredients are cooled, add coconut, tamarind, jaggery, salt and grind everything together adding little water. Your Watermelon Rind & Curry leaves thogayal is ready.

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