Monday, April 27, 2015

MUSKMELON DELIGHT

MUSKMELON DELIGHT

With the advent of summer, there is invariably a flood of summer fruit such as muskmelon, also called cantaloupe ( Kharbuja in Hindi and  Kannada, Chibad in my mother tongue, Konkani.)
You may be aware that muskmelon is good for health as detailed in this article in The HealthSite

Today I share a simple to make yet extremely tasty dessert made of muskmelon. I am sure you will enjoy after a good meal on a hot summer's day.

The amount of sugar to be used depends on the sweetness of the muskmelon as also your individual taste.



Ingredients:
  • Muskmelon, 700-800 grams
  • Milk, 1 cup/ 200 ml.
  • Sugar, 1/4 cup, or as per taste
  • Cardamom Powder, from 3-4 Cardamoms
  • Almonds or Pistachios, a few, for garnishing
Method:

Wash and cut the muskmelon into half
Remove and discard the core and the seeds.
Using a melon scoop, take out a few melon balls and keep aside to be used later for garnishing
Next, take out the fleshy parts of the melon from both the halves and keep it in a bowl.
Add milk and sugar ( as required)
Transfer the contents of the bowl to a mixer
Run the mixer for a few minutes till the muskmelon is well blended with the milk and sugar
Remove this to the bowl
Add the cardamom powder and mix well
Garnish with the scoops of the melon and dry fruits like almonds or pistachio
Refrigerate and serve chilled in individual dessert bowls

Tip : To make the cardamom powder, peel and crush the cardamoms along with 1/2 tsp of sugar. This helps the cardamoms to get powdered easily.