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Water Melon Seeds - (Food Ingredients)

Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon Seeds

These beautiful watermelon seeds are rich in taste and don’t have any characterizing smell like sunflower and pumpkin seeds. They were our timepass snack when we were growing up. And in South India, they are added to betel nut(areca) mix (supari) as part of paan masala.

These days I am adding these seeds, spoonful of them to curries/kurmas. They bring subtle flavor and sweet nuttiness to whatever dish I add, love the taste of them.

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Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients (Sunday October 9, 2005 at 5:48 pm- permalink)

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13 comments for Water Melon Seeds - (Food Ingredients) »

  1. Me and my colleages tried a number of receipies you posted and love your blog.
    What exactly you add to cooking ,the along with shell or only the soft pappu part inside

    Comment by mayin — October 10, 2005 @ 11:37 am

  2. Mayin… thanks!
    Of course the soft pappu inside. Tough to digest the outer shell, Don’t you think?

    Comment by Indira — October 10, 2005 @ 1:03 pm

  3. Wow, I never thought of eating watermelon seeds. I bet they’re delicious!

    Comment by Beth - The Zen Foodist — October 10, 2005 @ 5:37 pm

  4. Hi Beth, they are sold in bulk back in India. They are tasty and nutty. One is never enough, to get the full taste you have to pop fistful of them.

    Comment by Indira — October 10, 2005 @ 6:48 pm

  5. Do you toast/roast them at all before eating them?

    Comment by Joe — October 10, 2005 @ 11:35 pm

  6. Hey, thanks for the little plug for my blog. I was hoping people could see the humor in it. I have lots more herbs, and Sweetnicks is telling me this can be a regular weekend feature: Weekend Herb Blogging. Now if we can just keep it from snowing in Utah for a while!

    Comment by Kalyn — October 11, 2005 @ 8:49 pm

  7. Joe.. They are already sun-dried. I don’t usually do toast/roast thing because they are quite tasty as they are.

    Kalyn…I loved your idea of weekend herb blogging. I am going to join you and post photos of veggie/ingredient of India.
    I heard that last weekend there was already a snowstorm up in Colorado:)

    Comment by Indira — October 12, 2005 @ 2:00 pm

  8. This was a nice piece of info Indira,never knew what this seed was,eventhough i had seen it in paan masala.

    Comment by Sumitha — May 22, 2006 @ 3:52 am

  9. what are te nutritional values of water melon and the medicinal content of water melon

    Comment by GENEVIEVE — February 26, 2007 @ 7:13 am

  10. really like the website.. hey could u tell me how to make a home made herbal supari mix

    Comment by shivani — July 25, 2007 @ 8:19 am

  11. How can one extract the inside of the seeds from a watermelon? Kindly let me know. I have tried to do this by drying the watermelon seeds and tried to pop them open but that seems to be an impossible task. So how can we do this at home… opening watermelon seeds to get the soft white inner parts ?

    Comment by Anu Hooda — August 21, 2007 @ 10:53 am

  12. We understand that there are commmercially avaiable pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds without any shell. But is that available for watermelon seeds without any shell that are commercially avaiable? We hope so. Please anybody tell me where to find it.
    Mr. Nadi

    Comment by Mr. Nadi — March 17, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

  13. Hi,
    Do u have any recipes using this melon seeds in your website?

    Comment by Sheetal — September 9, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

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