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About Dosaki melons

Dosaki melons are unique produce items that share features of both traditional melons and cucumbers. Some researchers believe that Dosaki melons are part of the cucumber family, and some even claim that the Dosaki melon is a lemon cucumber with a different name. We know that the Dosaki is currently classified as a melon, and it showcases eye-catching outer flesh with striped or mottled skin. These melons can range in color from bold orange to deep green and vary drastically in size. Some are as large as a grapefruit, while others are about the size of a lime.

They're visually appealing, but they taste different from other melons you might have tried. A Dosaki melon has cream-colored flesh within its brightly colored shell. The flavor of the flesh is gently bitter, similar to the taste of raw zucchini. What often surprises people about this particular melon is the large quantity of peach-colored seeds in the center, which are edible. This fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help eliminate toxic materials from the gut and contains vital nutrients like magnesium, vitamins K, E, and C, and potassium.

Dosaki melons come from India originally, so they pair nicely with various Indian-inspired dishes. The flesh can be eaten raw, although it does have a slightly bitter or sour taste. When cooked, the flesh gets softer and becomes translucent, while the flavor becomes sweeter and slightly tangy. To some, the flavor of the cooked flesh is similar to a sweet apple or Asian pear, as it becomes substantially sweeter and includes floral, clean undertones.

You can boil, sauté, or stir-fry the flesh of the melon in various dishes, use it as a replacement for potatoes in soups and stews, or try creating some of the popular Indian dishes that feature this melon. A few of the top dishes include stuffed Dosaki curry, fish curry, and Dosaki Pachadi, a form of chutney prepared with various herbs and spices blended in a mortar pestle to coat the cooked melon with.

If you want to highlight the sweetness of the fruit, try creating a sorbet from its cooked flesh. A sorbet prepared with summer berries and rosé wine can be the perfect warm-weather treat. Chamomile blended with Dosaki melon accents the natural floral notes in the fruit. Dosaki melons also go well with savory dishes, so try shredding the flesh to add it to your favorite bread recipe, or try stir-frying diced pieces of melon with balsamic vinegar.

You can eat the seeds of the Dosaki melon raw or dried, depending on the texture you prefer. When eaten raw, the seeds are slightly mushy in texture. If you dry them, they become a bit harder and can be added to salads and other dishes to add a little crunch.

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FAQs About Dosakai Melons

Yes! If you prefer the tart, slightly bitter taste, add the raw chopped melon to a bed of salad greens and top it with your favorite dressing or shred it to use in a slaw. If you like a sweeter taste, cook the melon first and then add it to a salad.

Another yes! The flesh of the Dosaki melon is ideal for pickling because of its slightly tart flavor. Andhra Pradesh, a region of India, is known for its production of Dosaki pickles, which can be ready to eat in as little as 24 hours. Add the flesh to a jar and top with mustard powder, red chili powder, lemon juice, crushed garlic cloves, oil, and salt. Allow them to sit covered for 24 hours and then enjoy them with rice or lentils for an authentic Indian dish. The red chili powder is spicy, so if you prefer a little less heat, go light on this spice.

Whether you're trying a new recipe or whipping up your favorite dish, Dosaki melons can complement many of the things you love to eat. Instacart makes it easier to get what you need to prepare all the dishes you enjoy, so order now and get your groceries delivered right to your door in as little as 2 hours!
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