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May 2, 2011

Spicy Cantaloupe Seeds Powder

Whenever I get pumpkin or yellow cucumber or cantaloupe, I don’t throw away the seeds inside them. I usually make spicy powder with them to go with rice. They taste super delicious.


  • ½ cup Cantaloupe Seeds (from one Cantaloupe)
  • ¼ cup Black Gram (మినప్పప్పు, Urad Dal)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds (ధనియాలు, Dhaniya)
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (జీలకర్ర, Jeera)
  • A pinch of Asafetida (ఇంగువ, Hing) 
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder (Can be replaced with dry red chilies)
  • Salt


Remove seeds from the cantaloupe, wash well and leave them on a plate or a newspaper to dry for a day or two. If placed under a hot sun, it would take just a day to dry.

Dry roast dried cantaloupe seeds and all the other ingredients except salt and chili powder until they turn golden brown in color. Keep aside to cool down.

Add the contents to a blender and powder by adding chili powder and salt as required.

Enjoy this delicious powder with steaming hot rice. 


chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

podi looks yumm...You did not peel d skin for dose seeds..that worries me 4m doing anything wid dem..:)

Harini said... [Reply]

Sounds delicious! You won't believe me, my Mom just shared the idea of making spicy powder with these seeds :)

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Wow that's innovative podi, spicy and yummy

Uma said... [Reply]


I didn't get you! Does it makes any difference if we don't peel the skin of these seeds? I checked on the net but I didn't find any health risk if we keep the skin :)

Shobha said... [Reply]

I have been collecting some seeds and will try it out. Normally I use them in Thandai.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

I have a box of these seeds, which i usually make spice powders for kootu and all, looks fantastic..

Unknown said... [Reply]

yum, sounds great. Never had cantaloupe seeds before.

jayasree said... [Reply]

I wasn't sure if I could use with the skin on...Now seeing your recipe, I think I can go ahead. Now that its summer here, I buy these melons a lot.

Farida said... [Reply]

that look so great seeds and yummy.


Cham said... [Reply]

Cantaloupe are in season, that is great way to eat seeds.

lrugel said... [Reply]

Those recipes look delicious! Great write up. I will give you a site where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have cantaloupe, pineapple, papaya, soursop, mango, apple. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys! http://www.freshlydried.com

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