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Pomelo is a citrus fruit which is popular in southeastern and south Asia. It has a sweet and sour taste. It tastes similar to a grapefruit. I usually buy pomelo from my local Chinese grocery.

This salad is very popular in Nepal and is consumed during the autumn season. Pomelo is locally known as Bhogaté in Nepal. If you cannot find pomelo where you live, you may just use grapefruit for this salad. You can add other fruits in this salad such as apples, pears, bananas, oranges, pineapples and other citrus fruits. The salad has sweet and sour taste and also has some nutty flavour that comes from the sesame powder.

Pomelo Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pomelo
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 round slice of pineapple
  • 2 tbsp sesame powder (I used coffee grinder to grind white sesame seeds to form a fine powder.)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli or paprika
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt 
Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad

Preparation:
  • Peal pomelo, grapefruit and orange and cut them into pieces. Cut apple and pineapple into small pieces. Put all of them in a large bowl.
Pomelo Salad
  • Add sesame powder, salt, chilli, yoghurt and sugar. Mix them well with the fruits in the bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil starts to get warm, put in the fenugreek seeds and heat until the seeds turn black.
Pomelo Salad
  • Add a pinch of turmeric in the oil and immediately pour it onto the salad. Give the salad a good mix. You are now ready to enjoy your pomelo salad.
Pomelo Salad


18 comments:

    Cooking Gallery said...
    This sounds very refreshing! I haven't had pomelo for ages...!
  1. ... on June 19, 2011 at 12:48 AM  
  2. Jeannie said...
    Yes, agreed with CG, very refreshing with all the tangy tastes from the citruses....yum!
  3. ... on June 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM  
  4. Veronica's Kitchen said...
    Such a crispy and fresh salad, lot of vitamins C and the addition of sesame seeds, fenugreek seeds and turmeric make this salad so special!
  5. ... on June 19, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
  6. FamilySpice said...
    This looks amazing & refreshing! I've seen pommelos in our Asian markets thinking they were grapefruits! Duh! I've bookmarked this for me. Thanks for sharing.
  7. ... on June 19, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
  8. cookingvarieties said...
    hi spoons and chopsticks, many thanks for your visit. i now follow you at google friend connect here.
    wow , i love pomelos, but never had them prepared as salad dish. must try and thanks for sharing.. the salad mix looks so sweet and pretty
  9. ... on June 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
  10. Food Glorious Food! said...
    I am so gonna make this! Everyone at home loves pomelo and this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
  11. ... on June 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
  12. elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said...
    Such a refreshing and delicious salad..although we can't get Pomelo here, so I would have to substitute that with another fruit!
    Thanks for sharing:D
  13. ... on June 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
  14. Peggy said...
    I've never had a pomelo, but I'll definitely try to look for it now! This fruit salad sounds absolutely refreshing =)
  15. ... on June 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
  16. briarrose said...
    Wonderful flavor in this dish. Love it.
  17. ... on June 22, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
  18. Angie's Recipes said...
    Looks really fresh and refreshing!
  19. ... on June 22, 2011 at 3:30 AM  
  20. Magic of Spice said...
    Lovely combination of fruits...very nice for warm weather :)
  21. ... on June 24, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
  22. Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...
    I have pomelo in China and I love it! Never thought of putting it in a salad before, thanks for the idea!
  23. ... on June 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
  24. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks everyone for appreciating my pomelo salad!
  25. ... on June 26, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
  26. Now Serving said...
    Wow Wow Wow! Love this salad - tres exotic!
  27. ... on June 26, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
  28. Jeanette said...
    What an interesting fruit salad with these spices and sesame seeds.
  29. ... on June 27, 2011 at 4:50 AM  
  30. Healthy Mamma said...
    This sounds like a wonderful summer treat. If I can get my hands on a pomelo I'll give it a try.
  31. ... on June 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
  32. Junia said...
    this looks delicious! i've seen pomelo before and my friend loves this fruit too! would love to try this fruit salad :D. thanks for the blog visit on mis pensamientos! just followed you on twitter! :)
  33. ... on July 9, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
  34. Rachel K said...
    Do you know pomelo is one of my favourite fruits. I wish it was easier to get hold of over here!
  35. ... on July 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM  

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