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MIXED MELON SALAD

The sun has been out and shining for almost a week now. So much so that it was actually beginning to get hot!! To beat the heat I came up with this colourful mixed melon salad. Not only a great way to beat the heat but also quick and easy to prepare.

This is what you’ll need

Mixed melons: 3 cups (I used a mix of watermelon, cantaloupe melon and galia melon)

For the dressing

Olive oil: 2tbsp

Honey: 1tbsp

Lime juice: 1tsp

Chilli flakes: 1tsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s get cooking

1. Cut the melon into half and using a melon baller, scoop out the melon flesh. Alternately peel and chop the melon into bite sized pieces.

2. Mix all the ingredients listed under dressing in a salad shaker and shake well.

3. Pour this dressing over the chopped melon and toss gently.

4. Serve immediately.

Approximate preparation time: 7 minutes

Serves: 3-4

HARSHALE (BEATEN RICE IN A MELON COCONUT MILK DRINK)

It is Gudi Padwa (our Konkani New Year) tomorrow and I usually have a wide spread of yummy amchi delicacies. Couldn’t wait until tomorrow so made some Harshale today.

This is what you’ll need

Grated coconut: 2 1/2 cups

Melon (I used Cantaloupe melon): 1/2 (cut into pieces)

Thin poha (beaten rice): 3/4 cup

Jaggery: 1/4 cup (or more if you like it sweeter)

Cardamom powder: A pinch

Let’s get cooking

1. Grind the grated coconut with a little water and strain out thick coconut milk from it. Keep aside.

2. Grind the melon, along with the jaggery to a paste. Keep a few pieces of melon aside.

3. Mix the melon puree along with the coconut milk, cardamom powder and chill the mixture until it is to be served.

4. Add the poha and the reserved melon pieces and serve immediately.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

* This dish must be eaten as soon as the poha is mixed, else it gets very soggy.

 

 

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