Watermelon Paratha

Health Benefits Of Watermelon & Nutrition Facts

Besides it tastes refreshing and seductive colors, watermelon nutrition also has so many health benefits. Fruit which has the Latin name Citrullus lanatus, contains certain substances that is effective enough in killing cancer cells, a substance that is able to turn the activity of white blood cell function can improve the immune system. 

Watermelon is low calories fruit, calories in watermelon every 100 grams only 30 calories, so watermelon could serve as a diuretic. According to a study in the United States, the flesh and skin of the watermelon found citrulline substances, these substances will react with the body's enzymes when consumed in considerable amounts then changed into arginine, acid non-essential amino acids are efficacious for the heart and immune system. A USDA study found that the tart white rind offers a high dose of citrulline, an amino acid that helps dilate blood vessels to improve circulation.

Watermelon skin are also rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and chlorophyll. Vitamins that are found in watermelon skin include vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and vitamin C. The content of vitamin E, vitamin C, and protein in the skin of the watermelon can be used to smooth the skin, hair, and make hair look shiny. While beta-carotene and lycopene found in watermelon skin can be used as an antioxidant to tighten facial skin and prevent wrinkles in the facts.

Looking at the above benefits I am sure that you will never throw the white part of the watermelon.  I prepared parathas of the white part of the watermelon. These parathas are so soft and delicious that you will never guess of what they are made of.  These parathas remain soft for 2 days.  These can be given as tiffin to the children.  I have even made mini cheese stuffed paratha.  I am sure the children will love this, just imagine when they bite into it the cheese oozes out.   Just give this a try and you will not regret making them.  They are easy to make.  Let’s go to the recipe.


Watermelon white part puree     1 cup
Wheat flour                                       2+1/2  cup
Chilly flakes                                       ½ teaspoon
Salt                                                       ½ teaspoon
Sugar                                                   ½ teaspoon
Ghee/oil                                             1 teaspoon (I used ghee)

In a mixing bowl add all the above ingredients except the ghee and knead it into a dough.   The add the ghee and knead again into a smooth dough.  Keep this dough to rest for 10 minutes.   Then divide into equal portions according to the size of parathas you would like to make.  After rolling bake them on a hot girdle till done.

To make a cheesy paratha. Take a ball and flatten like a puri stuff it with grated cheese, close the edge and then roll into a mini paratha. Bake and apply ghee/butter on top. Serve hot.

Do give this a try and post your comment.

Labels: Parathas, Rotis,Healthy, Kids delight, Vegan, Watermelon, Indian, Breads
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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