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Jun 17, 2009

Spiced Honeydew Melon Seeds Powder

Do you remember Pumpkin Seeds Powder that I posted long back? This time I tried making a spiced powder with Honeydew Melon Seeds in the same manner. It turned out so delicious and aromatic.

After cutting the fruit, I scooped out all the seeds inside it, washed them well to remove the pulp attached to the seeds and spread them flat on a plate. Then I let the seeds dry for a day under hot sun. If you don’t have proper sunlight, you can just place it inside the house too and let the seeds get dried very well.


  • 1 cup dried Honeydew Melon Seeds
  • 1 cup Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Daal)
  • ¼ cup Coriander Seeds (Dhaniyaalu, Dhaniya)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 or 5 dry Red Chilies (adjust according to taste)
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • Salt


Dry roast all the ingredients except asafetida and salt. Leave aside to cool completely.

Grind them into a fine powder (coarse powder is OK too!) by adding salt and asafetida.

That’s all! Enjoy this yummy and spicy powder with piping hot rice and a dollop of ghee.

My sister and her family are arriving tomorrow to spend summer vacation with us, so I am going to serve this delicious powder with rice. Let me see what they would say!! :)


Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

new idea dear..awesome

Raks said... [Reply]

New to me Uma,I too hav a podi recipe in my draft got to try this soon:)

jayasree said... [Reply]

Very creative of you to use melon seeds. I am a big fan of podi and rice.

Finla said... [Reply]

Lucky sis and family who canenjoy this.
Have fun time with you sis and family.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Wow so creative uma..will do and try this podi soon...Happy vacation with ur sis & family!

Preeti Singh said... [Reply]

Very innovative Uma....feel like tasting it.

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Yummy podi Uma....Enjoy ur vacation with ur sis dear..

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

very interesting...

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Oh wow that's an aromatic powder.....

Ann said... [Reply]

Very creative dish and totally new to me :O) looks so flavourful

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Thats a delicious powder! Aromatic!

Padma said... [Reply]

That is a nice idea.... looks delicious Uma ...

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Unique idea, its interesting...melon seeds are lying in my pantry for months, untouched, you gave a great recipe now!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Very Unique..thats new to me..now on will collect melon seeds for this recipe..

Unknown said... [Reply]

you do come up with great ideas..sounds good..

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Interesting...Must try recipe for me.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Wow...another innovative and yummy podi Uma...you are indeed the mistress of podis :)

Saritha said... [Reply]

innovative podi,sounds interesting :)

Pooja said... [Reply]

What an awesome idea! Love this powder!

Sujatha said... [Reply]

nice interesting recipe!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

This sounds like a nice podi

Kalai said... [Reply]

You are so creative, Uma!! Nice idea to make use out of the honeydew seeds. :)

Vaishali said... [Reply]

That sounds really delicious, Uma. I assume you don't peel the seeds, right?

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Sounds yum....and interesting....nice pics

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Adding melon seeds is a neat idea. Good One Uma

Pavithra Elangovan said... [Reply]

WOw i love any podi with hot rice and ghee.. so i will try this for sure .. nice idea

♥Rosie♥ said... [Reply]

What a great idea Uma :0)

Parita said... [Reply]

very creative!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Awesome Uma,I'll never have to throw away my melon or pumpkin seeds now:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Again so innovative..a must try Uma

Hari Chandana P said... [Reply]

Woww.. simply superb recipe.. very innovative.. u r great :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow one more interesting recipe from you uma very nice and aromatic podi ummmm will try this.

Usha said... [Reply]

Healthy and interesting idea !

Kumudha said... [Reply]

So many delicious recipes here!

Thanks for posting these recipes.

Jyoti said... [Reply]

This is a great idea !

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Enjoyed visiting this blog. What a lovely and unusual recipe...or perhaps it is authentic and yet not very common! The pic looks lovely...will try it sometime.Cheers!

Varsha Vipins said... [Reply]

Thats totally new to me Uma..last pics looks lovely..:)

Vibaas said... [Reply]

nice idea :)

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