Watermelon, feta cheese and chaat masala salad.

watermelon-1The salty-sweet combination of watermelon and feta is exquisite. If you are all about textures, then you will be all about this salad. Spongy watermelon and feta cheese scented with garam masala – what more could you ask for?  The saltiness of the cheese is a perfect complement to the cool sweetness of the watermelon. An extraordinary combination of both savoury and refreshing at the same time. Whether eaten as a snack, starter or a light meal, that salty-sweet combination going on in this recipe will keep you refreshed.

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WATERMELON, FETA CHEESE AND CHAAT MASALA SALAD

Serves – 4

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients
Seedless watermelon, cut into cubes – 2 cups
Feta cheese, cut into cubes – 200 grams
extra virgin olive oil – 2 Tablespoons
Finely chopped fresh basil and mint – 1 Tablespoons
Rock salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method
Combine cubes of watermelon, feta cheese and all the ingredients together. Sprinkle with chopped herbs, rock salt, chaat masala and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine and serve either in skewers or in a serving bowl.

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Recipe for Chaat masala.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Amchoor powder (powdered dried mango) – 4 teaspoons
Roasted cumin seeds, ground – 3 teaspoons
Ground rock salt to taste
Ground black pepper – 1⁄2 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder  – 1 pinch
Garam masala  – 1 teaspoon
Roasted coriander seed, ground  – 1 teaspoon
Ground ginger – 1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄2 teaspoon roasted fennel seeds
Ajwain – 1⁄2 teaspoon
Ground dried mint – 1⁄4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon
Method

Roast whole spices for a few minutes, then grind well. Combine all ingredients, and store in an airtight container.

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108 thoughts on “Watermelon, feta cheese and chaat masala salad.

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  2. Sumith!
    I just adore the way you present your cooked food. I admire your artistic thoughts to prepare them.
    I written a new poem in which I have a line “The Taste of Lovingly cooked Food” you will know when I publish it. I have scheduled it for Monday the 16th of this Month. I would like to insert one or two pictures of yours into that, provided you give me your consent. I shall refer your post and give a link to it. Please let me know.
    Have a nice day.
    Thanks,
    Shiva

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    • Hi Robbie, thanks for your compliment. You will love the combination of flavours. The chaat masala will give a distinct flavour. It’s readily available in Indian grocery stores.

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  3. Sumith, you are so right to choose this wonderful combination – watermelon does not taste the same if I was not able to get the cheese from LuLu – the inclusion of this cheese turns the melon into a little gourmet treat. And regarding your plating – I am running out of accolades! Wonderful as always. Thanks.

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