Winter melon is a type of vegetable that is lot similar to water melon. It has a whitish waxy kind of tasteless skin that can give wonderful exposure to the dishes. From inside it has a creamy watery texture with large seeds. In various parts of the subcontinent, it is used in curries to give smoothness. It can be simmered, fried, steamed and boiled with other vegetables.
In Asian recipes, it is used as one of the prime ingredients that can be mixed with herb and spices. Because of its inedible skin, it can be steamed at first in order to remove the hard skin. To be used in festival dishes, mild taste of Winter melon is best utilized in soups, meat, mushrooms and shrimps. There is a vast amount of magnesium, selenium and potassium available in this food source.