Cantaloupe in Sweet Milk

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Cantaloupe. Thats  Jamhannu/Banaspathri in Kannada and Chibbad in Konkani.  It is  seasonal like most fruits, grown in cool places and available in plenty  in places like  Bangalore and Mysore. These days it is available  here in Manipal though not of a very good quality. We normally add a little sugar to it and mix it with other fruits like the Banana, Pappaya or Chikoo. We also mix it with coconut milk and jaggery which would be  little different in taste yet yummy for sure. People in Bangalore add a few pieces in Panak (Sharbath) during Ramnavami when it is served as prasadam.

What you need to have:

1. Chopped Cantaloop -2 cups

2. Chopped Banana – 1 cup

3. Milk – 1 and 1/2  cup

4. Sugar – As per taste

5. Cardamom powder – 1 Teaspoon

6. Beaten Rice – 2 Tablespoons

Fresh Cantaloop Fruit

Chopped Cantaloop pieces

Ingredients of the dish

What you do with what you have:

1.Wash, peal and chop cantaloop into pieces and keep it aside as shown in image 2. Peal and chop ripe cavendish bananas as well.

2. Run half the quantity of chopped cantaloop in the mixer without adding water so that it gets properly mixed up when done.

3. Transfer the crushed cantaloop from mixer bowl to a serving bowl. Add the left over cantaloop pices and the chopped Banana pieces from step 1 to it. Add milk, sugar and cardamom powder to it. Wash beaten rice in water , squeeze out the water and mix it to the dish.

Serve chilled.

Ready to serve Cantaloop in sweet milk


6 thoughts on “Cantaloupe in Sweet Milk

    prathibha said:
    February 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    we used this in panaka and milkshake..but never used in milk….simple and easy one

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Prathibha,

      I have enjoyed as you say in panaka in my young days in Bangalore. It is an instant dish for guests as well!!!!

    rekha Rao said:
    August 30, 2010 at 4:59 am


    I made this today and it was simply delicious.I mixed heavy cream and milk..makes a perfect summer dessert.I love all your konkani recipes and make quite a few.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 30, 2010 at 7:28 am

      Hi Rekha,

      Adding heavy cream would surely make it very rich and delicious.

    Sahana said:
    March 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Lovely ! I remember having this at your place Pratibhakka. Xx Sahana
    PS – I made Valval from your recipe blog and it was simply yummmmy

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Hi Sahana,

      Thanx for your comments as usual and hope to see you both here shortly i think!!!!!!!!!!!

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