Chilled Musk melon / Kharbuja / Cantaloupe / Chibbada juice With Mint Flavour … A yummy thirst quencher … Enjoy this chilled when you want a break to get refreshed .....
Musk melon juice is very good for health and is available almost all round the year but in abundance during summer months. It has lot of cooling properties. Juice prepared out of musk melon should be consumed immediately. There are many other items that can be prepared with this fruit like fruit salad or even dosa can be prepared using the same.
It is also prepared by chopping into small pieces and adding to coconut milk to which jaggery has been added. Called by the name “Chibbada harshala” it is a famous GSB / Saraswat dish, served sometimes with thin / thick pova (beaten rice). I have already posted the dish here before. Please check on the sweet section.
For preparing the Juice: Cut the musk melon into two, remove the center seeds and cut the into pieces after removing off the outside hard skin.
In a blender add abou 4 cups of chopped Muskmelon, 1 cup of chilled water or crushed ice cubes, ½ cup of sugar and blend well till fine and sugar has mixed in well. Lastly add in 2-3 fresh mint leaves and run further for a few minutes. You should get a thick pulp.
Add more sugar if necessary. The quantity of sugar to be added actually depends upon how sweet the musk melon is. If the melon is not sweet you may need more.
Remove in a vessel and add the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon and mix well. Add ice cubes and serve it immediately garnished with a few pudina / mint leaves (Optional).