Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Fresh Cantaloupe Summer Pudding or "Chibbada Hasale" in Konkani

A lovely and refreshing easy to make summer pudding or sweet dish is the famous "Chibbada Hasale" of the Konkani community.
Its made using fresh Cantaloupe or Muskmelon which is found in abundance in summer.
A cantaloupe is a type of melon that belongs to the cucumber family. Cantaloupes can have a light yellow-orange color or a deeper salmon hue. Known for its low calorie content and sweet and enticing aroma, cantaloupes are the most popular kind of melons in the US.
Cantaloupes are usually best during the summer months.
Cantaloupes are a great source of Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene and Vitamin C. It promotes the health of our lungs, prevents cardiovascular diseases and reduces stress.
Cantaloupe is the ideal fruit to eat when you are feeling anxious and stressed. Cantaloupe is rich in potassium which normalizes the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain. As a result, you feel more relaxed and focused.
Easy to make a perfect dessert to beat the summer heat...!!

Serves 4
Cantaloupe or Muskmelon - 1 - deskinned and cut into pieces
Milk or coconut milk - 1 cup
Sugar or brown sugar or grated jaggery - 1/2 cup 
Beaten rice or Poha - 1 cup
Roasted almonds or any other dry fruits or nuts - 1 handful

Mash half the quantity of the cantaloupe or musk melon pieces and keep aside.
Now take a large bowl, add the milk or coconut milk, sugar or jaggery and beaten rice and mix well till beaten rice softens and sugar or jaggery dissolves.
Now add the mashed cantaloupe/muskmelon and the cut pieces and mix well.
Transfer to a serving dish, and refrigerate for some time before serving.
Garnish with roasted almonds or any other dry fruits and nuts and serve chilled.

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