Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Harshaale-Musk melon cooler!!

Chennai summer has started and how!! I really can't even begin to describe how hot it is here..and its just the beginning..oh what a scary thought!!! What do we do if the sun decides to keep roasting us like this till the end of June..??Try and think of something which will keep us I am not talking about AC's and air coolers.I am referring to coolers as in Watermelons,Tender coconuts,Musk melons etc etc.Tender coconut vendors have become so pricey that they do not have time for people who bargain(like yours truly),they have a take it or leave it attitude..which I will have to grin and bear:-(.What to do what to do???

Musk melons came to rescue us...I wonder why majority of our friends do not like this yummy fruit,maybe because of its looks.I mean,who can guess that inside its hard exterior lies a sweet and pulpy fruit.Eat it just as it is,sprinkled with sugar or make a rasayan/cooler out of it.I made the latter and it was finished the moment I finished taking the snaps..yeah literally.Try this and you'll know what I am talking about.

Harshaale-Musk melon cooler


Musk melon,ripe - cut into small cubes
Cold milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 3-4 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp


Mix sugar and cardamom powder to the cold milk.
Add musk melon pieces.
Mix well and keep it in the freezer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve ice-cold.

I am sending this to Fun'n'Sun event.


  1. hey divya,
    nice, easy & healthy entry..

  2. My first summer outside Chennai in the past 10 years and I am wondering whether the muggy humid heat was actually better than this dry oven that is Delhi!! Atleast we had Mahabs and Besant Nagar beaches to escape to!! :0)

    The cooler sounds really soothing and Im going to try it tomorrow - just came back with musk melon from the market!

  3. Wow.. tempting pic Divya.. Lovely.. Great entry..
    I never saw these Musk melons in my place.. Nice to see these fruit :)!!

  4. sounds healthy and refreshing Divya:)

  5. Nice entry divya, easy and looks good!!!

  6. I can feel the heat of chennai ... Horrible i can understand, yes the tender coconut are really high when i came last year. Better way to enjoy this lovely fruits ... great entry.

  7. Trupti,thank you!!

    Miri,you bet!!What would we chennai-ites have done without besant nagar beach to rescue us!!

    Archy,thank you!!

    Mansi,thank you-it is!!

    Madhavi,thank you.

    Cham,thank you.God save us from Chennai heat!!

  8. Thanks for sending in this lovely drink to the event


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