Musk melon was introduced to me only when I moved to my Aunt’s home, Chennai. During summer, I happened to see this fruit in markets and asked her about it. She said it is ‘Kirni’ and bought one. She prepared a drink using it without blending it. She just scooped out the flesh and added cold water and sugar. She gave me a glass of it which I never tasted before. It was mild, creamy and chill. Also, she said it is available only during summer days. It is called as Muskmelon or Cantaloupe in English and Mulam pazham or Kirni pazham in tamil.
After tasting and liking the taste, I started drinking it daily at my office canteen during summer days and ask for orange coloured one before I order. I love the orange coloured muskmelon a lot. To prepare a muskmelon juice for my blog, I searched for the orange coloured muskmelon in the market, but I didn’t get one. So, I compromised myself with the white one to prepare this juice.
Before buying it, just smell the fruit and also see if it has stem. If you sense its smell and find the stem is not attached to it, then the fruit is ripe and ready to prepare juice. This is the tip from my aunt which she told me ten years before. 🙂
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 persons
Musk melon / Cantaloupe / Mulam Pazham / Kirni Pazham – 1 no, medium size
Sugar – 3 tablespoons
Water / Milk – 1 cup, boiled and chilled
Green Cardamom – 2 nos, optional
1) Wash and wipe the musk melon. Cut into two halves. scrap out the seeds first. Then, using a spoon scoop out the flesh part. I got about 2 cups of flesh from one musk melon.
2) Put this flesh to a blender/Juicer.
3) Add sugar and cardamom(If using). Blend it for few seconds.
4) Add milk or water and blend again for 1 minute.
5) Serve immediately if you use milk. If you have added water, then store in refrigerator till ready to serve.
1) Drink the juice immediately if you have added milk to it. Otherwise it gives slight bitter taste.
2) Addition of cardamom is optional. My Parents-in-law like the juice with cardamom, so I added it.
Delicious and comforting juice.
Yummy, relaxing drink..nice presentation…
Very refreshing n cool cool drink love it so much
Usually cantaloupes here in US are mostly sweet and I eat them as such. Last year when I was at CBE, got a cantaloupe thinking that it will be sweeter and I can enjoy the fruit. But unfortunately its not! I sprinkled some sugar on it and struggled to finish the fruit! 🙂 Got to know that it is Kirni pazham's original taste! haha!
My mom says, when she was little, they used to add vellam inside the fruit directly, mash it and eat! Your version looks interesting! So..I can call it cantaloupe milk shake!?! 😉
P.S. Sorry about the long comments, but its the consequence of your intro Uma! 😉
Looks comforting and refreshing…esp for this summer…
Yum! Yum! Yum!
refreshing summer treat
Nice one Uma….I'm not a great fan of the fruit..but would love to give this juice a try
even i didnt know abt kirni pazham until we settle in chennai… btw lovely clicks.. and this is absolutely coincidence.. we just had it nw..
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Perfect drink for this season.
Looks yumm!! Never seen musk melon white in color, we get in yellow/orange shades though
looks so yummy Uma… lovely one…
yummy drink lovely feeling so thirsty.
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The juice looks perfect and superb. Thanks. Great post. Clickfoodsnearme.
i love musk melon…never tried making juice
Wow, that looks gorgeous and inviting…
Refreshing juice anytime!