Showing posts with label Musk Melon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musk Melon. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Musk Melon Jam

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Fruits!!! Turn these in to juice, chutney, salad, Ice cream or JAM... Fruits are best used to make jam.. When I tried Apple Jam, it was a hit at home.But, then I forgot about it.. and never retried.
For Shivarathri, when mom bought Musk melon, I was happy to eat it. But my kids did not enjoy it much, and there was more than half of a musk melon at home. I was thinking of making juice and have it. I peeled the skin and was about to cut it into pieces to put in the juicer, suddenly I thought of making jam with it. I was not sure again as usual, but thought of trying with little quantity.
So here comes the recipe of easy jam.

Musk melon, peeled, grated - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped almonds - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1/2  tsp
Cinnamon powder - a pinch
Pepper powder - 1/8 tsp or less
Heat the ghee in a thick kadai, fry the almonds. Remove and keep aside.
In the same kadai, add the grated musk melon and on a medium flame, keep on cooking, when its half done, add the sugar and cook till it becomes dry. It takes lot of time as melon has more water. 
Now add the finely chopped almonds, Cinnamon powder and pepper powder. Mix well and cook for some more time. You will see the glazing. 
The jam is ready. Cool it and store it in a jar in the fridge. 
It goes very well with wheat chapati and bread. 
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fruit Salad for Shivaratri and Some Memories.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Wishing everyone a very happy "MAHASHIVARATRI"
When we were young, we used to wait for this day. There were lot of things used to happen on this day.
We were almost 15 kids in a colony. Our day started at 4 in the morning. Previous night we used to plan and keep our things ready. Morning at 4.30 we used to leave the house with few elders and start walking. After walking for 5 kilometers we used to reach the temple. It was Someshwara temple. Its built in 12th century, by Chalukyas. It is a birthplace of  river Shalmala where she flows underground. There is a big pond. We used to take bath in that pond. Take the darshan of Lord Shiva in that big temple. Eat some prasad and come back home.
That was a day of fasting.
Mothers used to keep the breakfast ready. That was Sabudana kichadi.
The whole day we used to play and listen to the devotional songs.
Again evening was the feast time.
There used to be Chana usuali, fruit salad, Lime juice. Fresh dates....
As I grew big, I used to keep fasting without water also.
Those were the days. Now, we do not have that much patience. Only remembering the good days.
This fruit salad brings lot of memories back.
Sharing with you the recipe.
Musk Melon : 1 big bowl or half of the melon(depends on the size) -skinned and cubed 
Banana - 2 to 3, peeled and cubed
Grapes - 15 to 20(I skipped it because my both the kids have cough)
Jaggery(grated or crushed or powdered) - half the quantity of melon, again check the sweetness of the Muskmelon.
Nuts - 1 tbsp, roasted in 1/2 tsp ghee
Mix all the ingredients in a big serving bowl. 
Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes for jaggery to get mixed well with the fruits. 
Serve it like that or
Keep it in the fridge for some time before serving to have chilled fruit salad.
Sending it to

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Musk Melon, Choice is yours!!! Juice or Milk shake!

All of you might be wondering that why am I  posting the juice recipes. My interest on trying juices is increasing everyday as the Summer is in here!!! I do not like any fizzy drinks or soft drinks, ready drinks or cold drinks. I avoid giving these to my kids too. All these years, I was happy with cold water during the Summer season.

But, when I entered Madhuri's event, I went on thinking about the juices we can make easily at home! Many juices in the mind!! Let me see how much  my internet, the time, my kids will allow me to make juices and shakes before the event reaches the last date, and how much I can post the recipes. But, for sure, I will keep on trying juices from everything and make you people drink it too!!! 
Today is the Musk Melon day!
In my house, during our childhood, Musk Melon was the regular fruit. It was a must fruit on Shivrathri. Even though I know the juice will be tastier, I never tried it before.
Musk Melon is widely known as 'Cantaloupe'.  It is a summer fruit. Being rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant, muskmelons have been believed to be good for preventing heart diseases and cancer. ... Read more here to know about more health benefits from this fruit.
There are two types of Musk Melon. One is bigger size and the other one is small. This time, I got the small ones in local market. I did not time or patience to wait for the bigger one and try the juices. So I took two small musk melons and came home.
Taking mom's version,  Instead of eating it, I tried these juices and within no time, my both daughters finished it. And they both enjoyed it having it in the same bowl made with the skin of the fruit.
That side is Musk melon milk shake, and this side is musk melon juice. The middle bowl is the seeds which you can sun dry and have it! Tastes great! 
First, giving you the recipe for MUSK MELON MILK SHAKE,
Musk Melon - 1 small,  washed, peeled and cubed
Sugar - 3 to 4 tbsp or check the sweetness of the fruit and add the sugar
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cardamom  powder - a pinch
Almond and Pista powder - 1 tbsp 
(I always keep this powder ready at home. I add it to bread jam, chapati and dosa when giving to my kids)
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Add cubed melon, sugar, milk in a juicer and turn to juice. Strain in a glass. Mix the powders and keep in the fridge for some time before you serve. 
Makes one glass only (as the melon is small).

Second, giving you the recipe for MUSK MELON JUICE,
Musk Melon - 1 small,  washed, peeled and cubed
Jaggery - 1/4 cup, (again, check the sweetness of the fruit before adding the jaggery)
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Almond and Pista powder - 1 tbsp (optional)
Mix everything in a juicer and churn it to juice. 
It is better to have it immediately. It will turn black and will not taste good, if you keep it for a longer time.

Makes one glass only (as the melon is small).

Sending this to Madhuri's event  Serve me Some...  

Sending it to  Dr.Sameena's  event

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