Half a small watermelon
4 garlic cloves
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp hot chili powder
1 pinch sugar
Peel the watermelon and cut the flesh into bite-sized
cubes. In a mortar grind together coriander seeds, salt, turmeric
and chili. Add the crushed garlic and a cup of watermelon cubes to
the spices. Mash everything to a pulp. Fry the cumin seeds in a
little oil in a deep frying pan. Wait until they start to smoke
before moving on to the next step. Pour the watermelon-spice mixture
into the frying pan. Reduce heat and let it thicken a bit, 3-5
minutes. Taste and add a bit of sugar if needed. Watermelon look
very sweet but they are not. Add the watermelon cubes to the sauce.
Cook for 3-4 minutes, gently tossing the watermelon cubes until each
is fully coated with sauce. Season with a little lemon juice.
Serve as a side dish or as a light and refreshing
evening meal with rice or naans.