How to make Watermelon Pachadi

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Datta Dholakia.

Main Ingredients : Water Melon Whites, Coconut Grated

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

Watermelon Pachadi

Watermelon Pachadi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Watermelon Pachadi Recipe

  • Water Melon Whites chopped 1 cup

  • Coconut Grated grated 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Whole red chillies cut into two 2

  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat 1 cup water in anon stick pan, add melon pieces, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for five minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Blend together coconut, cumin seeds, sugar, green chillies with two tablespoons water to a smooth paste.

Step 3

In a bowl add the melon; add yogurt and the ground paste. Mix well.

Step 4

In small non stick pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and red chillies, sauté for thirty seconds. Add to the above mixture.

Step 5

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve cold.

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