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Monday, April 22, 2013

Watermelon Granita

 

This recipe just screams summer with words "watermelon' and 'granita' next to each other in the title. Granita, a semi-frozen dessert is light and refreshing. It is originally from Italy and is made from sugar, a liquid (such as fruit juice / coffee / wine) and other flavorings. The texture can range from a coarser, crystalline ones to smooth. The preparation is easier than ice cream and is refreshing especially during the hot Summer days. It is quite simple to prepare. We just pour the prepared liquid into a shallow baking dish, occasionally scrape it with a fork / spoon until a granular consistency is attained. And the "melts on tongue kind" granita is ready to enjoy.
There were plenty of recipes over the internet to prepare granita and going through a few, I roughly got the idea.

Method:
3 cups watermelon cubes
Juice squeezed from 1/2 lime / 1 Tbsp lime juice
1 - 2 Tbsp sugar

Method:
* Using a seedless watermelon to prepare granita would be a smarter idea. Even though it would have few tiny seeds they will be gone after blending. Prepare the melon and cut it into cubes.


* Blend melon cubes, sugar and lime juice together. Filter if any seeds are present. Pour the juice into a shallow baking dish and place it in the freezer. Leave it at least for 2 - 3 hours.


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* It would have started to solidify, especially around the edges. Scrape it with a fork or spoon. It would be less frozen around the middle section.


* Again cover and freeze it for a couple of hours or more. Repeat this process of freezing and scraping until all is scrapped. I skipped these intermediate steps. I froze it and scraped later. During hot climates, I guess it almost turns into slush by the time the scrapping is done.


 * Light and refreshing granita is ready to enjoy.



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Comments

12 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

True scrapping part is challenging for impatient person like me...looks delightful

Priya Suresh said...

Beautifully done, seriously making granita is an art, you have done prefectly Suma.

Suchi Sm said...

Truly perfect granita...

Corporate to Kitchen said...

How nice to have it in summer! They look very refreshing & well presented

Rajani S said...

Yet to try a granita. You have presented it so beautifully!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Yummy...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Perfect Granita! It is also on my to-do list!!

Archana Potdar said...

Oooooooooo! Love this. I wish I had not finishe the watermelon...

vaishali sabnani said...

suma..this is kind of killing me..it might be a simple one..but my...what a flavor..what color..super treat in this heat:)

Pavani N said...

Love that color. granita has come out perfect..

veena krishnakumar said...

omg.I am drooling here. Lovely colour and presentation!!

Pallavi Purani said...

A fav in my home but unfortunately I cant have it anymore. :( I catch cough too soon