Bathakka Edichathu ~ Mashed Watermelon

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We are already on day 5 today. As usual, Ramadan seems to be flying in full speed. The summer is at its best – really hot and humid at times making the time spend in the kitchen very uncomfortable. I haven’t been frying anything off late, just the fruits and the dinner, nothing more.  Alhamdulillah, so far it’s been good and hoping that it gets better. The kids and I am really excited that my parents and my sister will be joining us soon by end of this month, InShaAllah… 🙂


This is a hardly a recipe I am posting today. Just another way of having your watermelon! I thought this was the way done in my house, especially with B – he loves to scoop out from a big bowl and have it this way rather than bite into a big slice of watermelon. I seriously don’t understand the difference… seriously… 😕 But I was surprised when I saw watermelon being served this way in a family friend’s house for Iftar a few years ago. This is when I realized that maybe B must have got this idea from his friend’s house and since he loved it, he came and insisted umma makes it for him. 😀 Umma would make it with a happy face, but once it became my turn, I would just grumble while making and tell him, “You have teeth, why don’t you bite and eat?” 😉 Yeah, sibling rivalry doesn’t cease till your grave, I suppose. 😀 Unlike the fruit chaat, the kids do love having their watermelon this way as well so if they see B is having his share, they would immediately complain, “Ummi, why only for maamanu?” Mostly, I have seen it being made plain with only sugar to taste, but I love to add some lime juice and even a dash of rosewater for flavor and aroma. Do try it if you need your watermelon to look different on your table…


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Bathakka Edichathu ~ Mashed Watermelon

Course Snacks
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/4 of a large watermelon chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A squeeze of lime juice
  • A dash of rosewater optional
  • 3-4 mint leaves minced


  • Put the watermelon into a large bowl. Mash up with a potato masher roughly. We need some bites to remain and some juice.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Serve in glasses topped with mint leaves and a spoon! Scoop and enjoy.


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  1. Delicious healthy drink

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  2. Yummy and refreshing,love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  3. Hi Rafeeda, this watermelon look so refreshing. Great combo to pair with mint.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amelia…

  4. Same pinch my dear. I have posted a watermelon drink. Cheers.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

  5. My kids love this than watermelon juice..we call it bathakka kalakkiyathu…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shabna…

  6. Ah! that is a nice way to have watermelon! I don’t prefer jucing the fruits but this is so clean way to eat it! BTW, guess what – I eat the seeds too! I don’t like to keep spitting out and so bite into them and its doest not hinder the taste at all! LOL!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… You are just like me… I do that too! 😉 I can’t waste time spitting them, they won’t anyway sprout in the tummy… hehe… Thanks a lot Fami…

  7. I love adding rose water to watermelon drink, one of the best drinks to have during ramadhan

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi…

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