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From the pantry: Watermelon

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Mar 31, 2016 16:18 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer
Hindustan Times
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This summer arm yourself with these two simple watermelon recipes(HT File Photo )

Watermelon pizzas topped with berries, oranges and grapes may be all the rage on Instagram, but these two easy recipes made using the fruit are all you need this summer. Known to have the highest water content, watermelon helps relieve inflammation, controls blood pressure and is the perfect post-workout fruit.

Tarbooz aur Saunf (roasted fennel, watermelon and burrani ricotta)

Tarbooz aur Saunf . (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT )

Recipe by: Chef Milan Gupta, Café Haqq Se, Lower Parel

Serves: Two

Preparation time: 20 minutes

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Recipe by: Hiru Bhambhaney

Serves: Two

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Parsley (finely chopped): 100g

Broken wheat: 100g

Mint leaves (finely chopped): 2tsp

Fresh watermelon (finely chopped): 1 cup

Lemon juice : 50ml

Olive oil: 50ml

Salt to taste

White pepper to taste

Method

- Cook the broken wheat in salter water, until tender. Set aside to cool down.

- Starting with the watermelon pieces, mint and broken wheat, mix all the ingredients one after another.

- Cover and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour.

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