Chibud is a variety of Melon which is oblong and larger in size, normally found in various parts of India. Known by many names like chibbada, Chiber, Mash melon, Cucumis melo.
It belongs to the melon family; outer skin is like coloured cucumber and taste is bland and fleshy. Normally used in a raw uncooked form by making juice, lassi, salad or coconut milk or plain milk laden Rasayana as well as Poha added Rasayana. which is a snack by itself and considered as a Vrat/ fasting Food.
Just few days back, when I was returning from Karkal, found this fruit after a long time and picked up and relished with family by making Poha added Chilled Rasayana in this summer Heat.
If you want to try this recipe, you can use over ripe musk melons or Banana and proceed.
Chibud melon – 1
Grated jaggery – as required
Coconut milk / plain milk – 1 to 2 cups
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Poha – little
-Chop Chibud melon into small chunks by removing outer skin as well as centre core.
-Mix in jaggery powder, cardamom powder and mix nicely.
-After mixing jaggery, it melts a little. If you are serving it chilled, refrigerate it.
-While serving, mix in coconut milk or plain milk according to your choice.
-Add little poha and serve as a cool snack.