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Recipe: Ranveer Brar's Paan Shots and Melon Salad

May 26, 2021 17:25 IST
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Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar shares two recipes that can be prepared in under 30 minutes and require no cooking.

The Paan Shots have a great interplay of the flavours of betel leaves, gulkhand, coconut and cherries.

The fruity Melon Salad is from fresh, seasonal, local produce.

Photographs: Kind courtesy Ranveer Brar

Paan Shots

Serves: 8


  • 4 betel leaves
  • 4 tbsp gulkand or rose petal jam, easily available in grocery stores or online
  • 3 tsp saunf or fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp desiccated coconut
  • 2-3 glazed cherries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 10 ice cubes
  • Shot glasses to serve


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.
    Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Pour into shot glasses and serve chilled.

Melon Salad

Serves: 4


For honey ginger dressing

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp ginger juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest

For the salad

  • 1 cup cubed mangoes
  • ¾ cup cubed kiwis
  • 1 cup scooped (lemon-sized) musk melon
  • 1 cup scooped (lemon-sized) watermelon
  • Mint leaves, for the garnish


For the dressing

  • In a bowl combine the honey, lemon juice and zest, ginger juice and stir well.
  • Mix all the cut and scooped fruits in a large bowl.
    Add the dressing and toss.
    Garnish with mint leaves and serve cold.

Ranveer Brar, celebrity chef and television personality, posts his recipes under the Instagram handle @ranveer.brar

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