Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe

Priya  Suresh
Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe
2086 ratings.

If you are in hurry and want to serve a delicious meal on the table quickly, try this quick one pot meal of Spicy Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe. Watermelon seeds are loaded with essential nutrients and addition to rice makes a complete meal to savour. 

This nutty watermelon seeds rice is served warm or at room temperature makes an excellent meal just like you like having Lemon Rice Recipe,Coconut Rice,Tamarind Rice etc.  

You can also try similar rice recipes like Carrot Rice Recipe (Spiced Carrot Pulao)Lemon Rice Recipe (Elumichai Sadam/Chitranna).

Did you know: These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals. They are low in calories and high in water content. 

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cups Basmati rice , cooked
  • 1/2 cup Watermelon seeds
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Peanuts (Moongphali) , roasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

How to make Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe

  1. To begin making Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe, dry roast the watermelon seeds and dry red chilies until the seeds start spluttering and popping. Turn of the heat and let them cool.

  2. Once cooled, transfer the dry roasted seeds and chilies to the mixie jar. Add salt and grind it to a coarse powder.

  3. Place a kadai on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Once the mustard seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves and hing.

  4. At this stage, add the peanuts and fry until they turn slightly brown.Add the rice and mix well. Add the coarsely ground watermelon seeds powder. Mix all the ingredients well.

  5. Serve Watermelon Seeds Rice warm or at room temperature with papad as a one dish meal.

  6. You can try this recipe with pumpkin seeds or melon seeds as well.