How to make Watermelon aur Imli ka Salad -

Watermelon pieces served in tamarind dressing.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Watermelon (तरबूज़), Tamarind Paste (इमली की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Salads

Watermelon aur Imli ka Salad

Watermelon aur Imli ka Salad Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Watermelon aur Imli ka Salad Recipe

  • Watermelon peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Tamarind Paste 2 tablespoons

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes as required

  • Mint a few sprigs


Step 1

To make the dressing, blend tamarind paste, lemon juice, black salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt and oil in a blender.

Step 2

Place the watermelon cubes in a bowl. Add the dressing and mix well.

Step 3

Transfer the salad in a serving bowl, sprinkle some chilli flakes, garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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