Watermelon Crepes {Sweet and Savoury Version}
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Watermelon Crepes {Sweet and Savoury Version}

I know ….another watermelon recipe!! Well when it’s available in plenty what choice do I have other than making something tasty with it.
I got this recipe from a book a few years ago, it’s not very often that I incorporate fruits in savoury dishes, but this one is a stunner. The savoury crepes taste light and refreshing and the sweet ones are just perfect with honey or even with spicy chutney. Never thought watermelon could be so versatile; so had to share this with you all.

Gauri Shirke

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup Watermelon (only the white part) I used 200 ml cup
  2. 1 cup Brown rice (200 ml cup)
  3. 2 tbsps Poha (beaten rice)
  4. 2 tbsps Coconut Grated
  5. A pinch Turmeric Powder (haldi)
  6. A pinch salt
  7. 2 tbsps jaggery (grate
  8. 1/2 to 1 cup Water
  9. 1 tsp R efined Oil per crepe
  10. 2 tbsps All-purpose flour (optional)

Method

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    Cut the watermelon close to the peel (green colour outer covering) and use ONLY the white part for this recipe.

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    Soak rice (I used Dawat brown basmati rice) for 2 hours and beaten rice for 20 minutes.

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    Grind the rice, poha and the remaining ingredients in the mixer except for the water as the watermelon already contains water.

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    Grind till its smooth and leave it for ferment for 6 hours, after fermenting the batter will thicken, dilute it with water till pouring consistency, very similar to dosa batter.

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    Heat a non-stick pan, pour a ladle full of batter and spread it evenly on the pan. Cover the pan and cook each crepe only on one side for about 4-5 minutes.

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    Check the crepe in between and dot the crepe with a tsp of oil to prevent it from sticking.

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    Serve warm with a mix of sugar / jaggery and clarified butter, I love to have these mild sweet crepes with spicy chutney!

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    For the Savoury Version - If you want to have a savoury version of these crepes, do not add the jaggery and add the following:

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    1 tsp jeera cumin powder

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    1 tsp of roasted flax seed powder

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    Finley chopped coriander

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    Rest of the other procedures remain the same.

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