Beat the Heat: Refreshing Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer

By Rishi May 14, 2024 #water melon

As the temperature climbs, signaling the arrival of another scorching summer, shaded spots are becoming cherished havens from the blistering heat. These oases offer respite, dotted across the city, where street vendors peddle fruit punches and revitalizing beverages. Among them, none can rival the refreshing allure of watermelon when the summer sun beats down relentlessly. Watermelon, with its luscious sweetness, stands out as a versatile culinary delight, extending far beyond mere snacking. Its high water content not only quenches thirst but also replenishes electrolytes, making it an ideal hydrating option. Explore our curated collection of invigorating watermelon recipes perfect for the summer season.

Stewed Watermelon


1 small Watermelon, peeled, seeded, and cubed

2 tablespoons Sugar

Star anise


Heat a non-stick pan, add watermelon cubes, sugar, and star anise. Cook until pulpy.

Serve warm.

Watermelon Halwa


3 large wedges of watermelon rind

2-3 tablespoons of ghee

1 tablespoon of suji (semolina)

1 tablespoon of besan (gram flour)

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder

a pinch of nutmeg Powder

1 cup of milk

A handful of almonds & pista


Peel and chop the watermelon rind. Grind it into a paste.

Heat ghee in a pan, add suji, besan, and cook until brown. Add the melon rind puree and cook until thick.

Add sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, and milk. Cook until thickened.

Garnish with almonds and pista. Serve hot.

Watermelon Lemonade


1/2 large watermelon, peeled, seeded, and cubed

4 tablespoons lemon squash

3 lemons

30 fresh mint leaves

3 bottles of drinking soda


Blend watermelon, lemon squash, lemon juice, and mint leaves.

Place lemon pieces and mint leaves in glasses. Fill half with soda.

Add reserved watermelon pieces. Top with watermelon puree. Serve.

Watermelon Feta Salad


1 1/2 cups watermelon cubes

2 tablespoons sliced black olives

15 to 20 mint leaves

For The Feta Cheese:

1/2 cup grated paneer

2 tablespoons thick curds

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Honey Dressing:

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil


Mix paneer, curds, salt, and vinegar. Refrigerate.

Before serving, arrange watermelon, feta, olives, and mint.

Pour honey dressing. Serve.

Watermelon Ice Cream Sorbet


500g watermelon, chopped

Handful of mint leaves

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

4 tablespoons lemon juice


Grind watermelon, mint, and sugar. Strain juice into a tray. Freeze.

Scrape frozen juice. Serve as sorbet or slush.

Iced Watermelon


500g watermelon, roughly chopped

Handful of mint leaves

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

4 tablespoons lemon juice


Blend watermelon, mint, and sugar. Strain into a tray. Freeze.

Scrape frozen juice. Serve as a slush or sorbet.

By Rishi

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