Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chibbada Hasale (Cantaloupe Pudding)

Chibbada Hasale is a very simple sweet dish. This is commonly prepared during summer to beat the heat. Chibbada in konkani means Cantaloupe. In Mangalore- Udupi region, a special variety of cantaloupe is available which has a distinct smell. Chibbada (Cantaloupe) in its unripe state looks like a yellow cucumber and as it ripens, there is a formation of a slit and smells heavenly. It looks like this-

Try making this simple sweet dish and enjoy!

  • Chibbada/Cantaloupe, ripe- 1
  • Milk/Coconut Milk- 1- 1 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery, powdered- 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Flattened rice- As required


Wash and peel the cantaloupe. Cut it and remove the seeds (over ripe cntaloupe works well).

Then mash the cantaloupe using hand or chop it and blend it in a blender to get a paste. Transfer it into a bowl.

Now in another bowl add jaggery and milk/coconut milk. Mix well until the jaggery melts. Then add cardamom powder to it. Sweet milk is ready.

Now mix the pureed cantaloupe and sweet milk. Mix well. Chibbada Hasale is ready!!

Serve it immediately/refrigerated. Add 1-2 Tbsp of flattened rice while serving (which is optional). Above measurement serves 3-4 people.


  1. 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!

  2. Hey Manju, hope everything is well. Have not seen your posts in a long time. Take care.

  3. Hi RC. Thanks for the concern. Was totally busy back in India. Just reached yesterday. Will start updating soon:-)