Rajastani Watermelon Curry

Rajastani Watermelon Curry

Something me and my wife found in an Indian cookery book last summer. Best with whole meat I guess, and NOT with Lindström-burgers. Make the whole batch - you'll want it - this stuff is addictive!

1/2 watermelon
3 tsp cayenne pepper powder
2 tsp pressed garlic
1 tsp coriander seed powder
1/2 tsp curcuma powder
4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2-1 dl lime juice (to taste)

Cut watermelon in thick slices and remove seeds. Strain "seed-slush" and mix with some of the softer parts of the melon in a blender. Make 3-4 dl of this juice, mix with all ingredients from cayenne to curcuma. Cut the rest of the melon into 1 1/2 inch/4 cm cubes.

Heat oil in pan and fry cumin-powder for 20 secs. Add spiced melon-juice, simmer for 5 mins. Add 1/2 dl limejuice (or lemon), boil for 1 min, then lower the heat, add melon cubes and blanch them for 3 mins, all the while gently shaking the pan.

Add rest of limejuice to taste. Serve at any temperature between "hot from the stove" to "refridgerator ice-cold". Yummy!!! (serves 8)

By Erik Fridén. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, June 2003
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