A wise man once sang, “I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it / Watermelon sugar high,” and truer words have never been spoken. There’s something special about savoring the sweet flavors of a fresh watermelon on a hot summer day, and it never seems to get old, even after countless seasons in the sun. While we’re no strangers to enjoying a watermelon in its many forms (especially in this smoky melon cocktail), we are somewhat new to making the most of the fruit’s fresh rind. But leave it to TikTok users to change that and enlighten our taste buds in the very way we needed.
TikTok user Chaheti (@rootedinspice) shared her mom’s easy watermelon-rind recipe, and it’s the definition of watermelon (sugar) high. Known as tarbooz ki sabji (or cooked watermelon rinds), this drool-worthy