How to make Chilled Melon Ball Salad -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Watermelon (तरबूज़), Muskmelon (खरबूज़ा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Salads

Chilled Melon Ball Salad

Chilled Melon Ball Salad Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chilled Melon Ball Salad Recipe

  • Watermelon 1/4

  • Muskmelon 1 medium

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Orange juice 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns crushed 3-4

  • Fresh mint leaves torn 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste


Step 1

Cut the muskmelon in half. Using a melon baller scoop out small balls from the centre leaving a thick shell. Discard all the seeds. Reserve the melon shells. Scoop out small balls from the watermelon too.

Step 2

To make the dressing, combine orange juice, lemon juice, torn mint leaves, black salt, salt and crushed peppercorns in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place melon balls in a refrigerator to chill thoroughly.

Step 4

Give a decorative zigzag edge to the melon shell using a sharp knife.

Step 5

Add the chilled watermelon and melon balls to the dressing and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer the melon ball salad into the prepared melon shell and serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.

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