Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cantaloupe Salads / Kirni Salad


Cantaloupe aka Kirni, the humble fruit from the musk melon family is either too sweet or too bland. This aspect actually makes it very versatile to make any kind of salads. Sweet salad or spicy one. I have tried both and love both of it.

Since the flesh is pretty firm its easy to scoop out balls using melon ballers and that makes it look more interesting. :)


Cantaloup Sweet salad:


Cantaloupe - 1 fruit scooped into balls
Honey - 1 tblsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Brown sugar - 3 tsps


Scoop cantaloup into balls using melon baller.

Add some lime juice, honey and brown sugar to it. Toss it nicely until the ingredients are well spread.

Serve it chilled with a mint leaf on top.


Cantaloupe Spicy Salad:


Cantaloupe - 1 fruit scooped into balls
Salt - for taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp


Scoop the fruit into balls using melon baller.

Toss it with some salt, lemon juice and chaat masala.

Serve it chill with a mint leaf on top :)


Written by: Nithya
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wish i could grab the fruit bowl...looks absolutely yummy...liked the way you have presented...looks awesome.

great-secret-of-life said...

Looks yummy and lovely pictures


Unknown said...

Wow...those Cantaloupes look awesome! love the colour co-ordination! I am on of the drooling fan of your photographs and recipes Nitya :)

farah saleem said...

loving the idea, the picture and the presentation, nithya!:)

Unknown said...

Wow..so cute..am sure going to try this soon..

sathya said...

Wonderful salad, looks refreshing and delicious!

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Az said...

Looks so tempting... can you share spicy version??

Archana said...

Drooling here. Wish I had 1/2 your patience to make the delicious salad.Mostly mine is chop chop and eat.
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Priya Suresh said...

Love those balls, elegant and my fav salad.

Unknown said...

I like the version with honey. you have got a lovely colour inside. I got it last week and it was full white inside. :-(

Raks said...

I love the way you have carved the fruit into cute little balls nithi :) yummy for this summer!

Archana said...

That is just so beautiful ! Love the colour, love the presentation !!

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

What a yummy salad. I'm sure even my 13month old could dig into that bowl, he loves fruits! Cute presentation!


latha said...

Looks Yummy... keep up your good work!...

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foodgalleri said...

Refreshing Salad.. beautiful presentation :)

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Unknown said...

Awesome looking salad!!Loved the presentation!!


Mina Joshi said...

I love the way you have presented the melon.


abraham said...

woow.. nice photography.. wish you and your family a very tasty and wonderful ONAM

Anonymous said...

Love the colour and presentation

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