Tarbooj ke chilke ka halwa

Watermelon is a seasonal fruit. We often consume only the sweet red portion and discard the rind. This recipe is fudge made from tender white rind.


  • 500 grams watermelon rind
  • 200 grams khawa / khoya / milk proteins
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 6 cardamom, small seeds coarsely grounded
  • 20 cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons ghee / clarified butter


  1. Remove the dark green thick skin. Grate the tender rind.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. ghee and roast grated watermelon rind for 15 minutes till soft.
  3. Add sugar and khawa. Mix well. Continue heating till sugar is absorbed.
  4. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil and roast nuts till little brown. Keep aside.
  5. Continue heating till all juice is absorbed. Garnish with cardamom powder and cashew nuts.
  6. Serve tarbooj ke chilke ka hawa hot as dessert.

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