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How to make Watermelon Kachumber - Watermelon and cucumber salad with tamarind pomegranate juice dressing.

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This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Watermelon (तरबूज़), Cucumbers (खीरे)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Salads

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Watermelon Kachumber
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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Watermelon Kachumber
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Watermelon Kachumber Recipe

  • Watermelon peeled and cut into cubes 1/2 kilogram

  • Cucumbers 2 medium

  • Tamarind paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens a few strands

Method

Step 1

Mix together tamarind paste and pomegranate juice in a Nirlep non stick pan and cook. Cut the cucumbers into big cubes.

Step 2

Mix together cucumbers and watermelon in a bowl. Sprinkle ¼ tsp black pepper powder and salt and mix.

Step 3

When the pomegranate juice thickens, transfer it into a bowl. Add the remaining black pepper powder and salt and let it cool down to room temperature.

Step 4

Arrange spring onion green stalks on a serving plate, transfer the watermelon salad over them, drizzle the tamarind pomegranate dressing over and serve.

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