Cantaloupe Rice Pudding | Musk Melon KheerTuesday, April 16, 2013
Two weeks of successful Blogging Marathon and now its the third week with "Seasonal Theme". As it is Spring/Summer in most parts of the world, you will find a weeks full of refreshing and energising recipes to enjoy the spring. Mother nature is always surprising and strange. There is one half of the world praying not to have a scorching summer while the other half is in desperate need of sun to get rid of all the heavy extra layer of clothings and blankets, so that they can step outside and enjoy fresh air. Obviously one does not have control over these issues. All we can do is create happiness with the season's freshest produce and try to adjust with the way the nature is!
Cantaloupe, more popularly known as Musk Melon has copious Vitamin A & C and has the least amount of calories. Generally these are used for making fresh juice or in salads. I am taking part in two of the events and in which one of them has rice as a mandatory ingredient. In order to give the viewers a variety, a thick creamy pudding with cantaloupe was made. This is very similar to Indian Kheer and certainly a different way to enjoy the cantaloupe. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Below you can find the step wise pictorial for the recipe.
- Reduce the milk; add the cooked rice and simmer it until it becomes thick and creamy, stirring it frequently.
- Then add the Almonds paste, cantaloupe purée, sugar until the raw smell of the almonds go off nad it is as thick as pudding. Garnish it with ghee roasted chopped cashews or pecans and serve it chilled.
This for the first day of BM under Seasonal Theme. Check out the other Blog Marathoners here. This is also for the Magic Mingle challenge #16. The challenge was with water melons and rice. As the watermelon season has just started, I was not able to get good ones yet in my nearby stores. Hence I have used cantaloupes instead.