Thursday, July 20, 2017

Watermelon Chaat Pops

How simple is this?? All you need is one watermelon, some sandwich masala chaat masala and skewers. The temperature outside is hotter than hell. A cool, crunchy bite fits the bill. 

Half moon slices of watermelon are cut into triangles. Isosceles, scalene....any triangle will do. It isn't an easy task, unless you have a perfectly round melon. Try it and you will know what I am talking about. So unless you are a type A person and want perfect triangles, it really doesn't matter.  Task one completed. Next, skewer each slice from the rind end, making sure you have a handle to hold. Short flat skewers hold up best. Sprinkle triangles with sandwich masala and chill. Sandwich masala is an indigenous Indian  spice mix that gives a distinct tang to anything it is sprinkled on. Most Indian grocery stores carry some. We use it on grilled meats, yogurt raita and and of course, vegetable sandwiches. Bhakti gives me some and I can't thank her enough for this precious find! 

Serves 5-6

1 small seedless Watermelon 
1-2 teaspoons Sandwich Masala or Chaat Masala
Skewers, preferably flat ones

Cut watermelon in half.

Cut each half into 3/4 inch half moons.

Carve each half moon into triangles.

Poke a skewer into the rind end of each triangle.

Arrange skewers on a platter.

Sprinkle sandwich masala over watermelon. 

Chill and serve cold.

An ideal warm weather delight, that's just what the lunch crowd says.