Source: BBC Food
Show Name: Indian Food Made Easy
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Charentais Melon Rasayana

Recipe By : Anjum Anand
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time: 0:30
Categories : Indian Food Made Easy

225g/8oz Charentais melon flesh, skin -- removed, chopped
225ml/8fl oz fresh or canned coconut milk
2 Tbsp sugar, or to taste
1 pomegranate, fleshy seeds only
2 handfuls crushed ice
1 handful flaked almonds, lightly toasted -- in the oven until just

Place the melon pieces into a deep bowl. Using your fingers, crush them
so that they are no longer regular in shape and start to leak out their
wonderful juice, but do not let them become mushy. Add the coconut milk
and sugar and mix well. The colour should be a beautiful pale peach.
Stir in the pomegranate seeds and chill in the fridge until ready to
serve. To serve, place a tablespoon of crushed ice in the bottom of
each of six serving bowls and top with the rasayana. Sprinkle over the
flaked almonds. Comments: The Charentais melon is juicy and sweet and
perfect in this South Indian-inspired dessert. The melon leaks into the
creamy coconut and is uplifted by the pomegranate seeds. A beautiful,
refreshing dessert. Serve cold.

Recipe Author: Anjum Anand

Recipe Source: Indian Food Made Easy

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