Chakkotha Salad | Pomelo Salad

Chakkotha Salad | Pomelo Salad

Pomelo comes in light yellow flesh, rather like a lemon or grapefruit, and a pink fleshed variety. I was surprised recently that when I peeled a Pomelo, it revealed beautiful salmon pink flesh. Rather gorgeous, like a ruby grapefruit.

This salad has its  genesis in an Indian salad, which, I hear, is traditionally smoked using food-safe charcoal and oil. Use your smoke gun if you have one (I don’t), but it is gorgeous even without that.

Similar recipes include Bengali Pomelo Salad, Pomelo and Green Mango Salad, and Pomelo and Avocado Salad.

Browse all of our Pomelo recipes, and all of our Salads. Our Indian recipes are here and our Indian Essentials here. Or browse our Late Spring dishes.

Chakkotha Salad | Pomelo Salad

Chakkotha Salad | Pomelo Salad

Take some time to peel a Pomelo, removing all the white pith as well, and then remove the membrane from each segment.

Toss the flesh with a handful of mint and a handful of coriander leaves, both chopped, a little red onion that has been chopped, and a green chilli that has been finely chopped (or use less if that is your taste). Squeeze over some lime juice. Toss well.

Add half tspn sugar, salt to taste and a pinch or two of Indian black salt. Toss well again.  Sprinkle in some Indian red peanuts if you wish.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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