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summer Tadgola salad

Ice Apple Salad with Sugarcane Juice Dressing

Tadgola, nungu or Ice Apple Salad with Sugarcane Juice Dressing is as local as we can get. Inspired by a recipe in Tara Deshpande's book, it is a delight in every bite.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 tadgola/nungu/ice apple peeled and chilled
  • 1.5 cups watermelon deseed and chopped
  • 2 pink radish sliced
  • 1/2 cup rocket leaves
  • 1.5 tsp black sesame seeds toasted
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves

For the dressing

  • 1 cup sugarcane juice
  • 2 sichuan pepper pounded
  • 1 bird eye chillies sliced and deseed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • black salt to taste


  • Boil all the ingredients of dressing (apart from lemon juice) together and reduce to 1/3 of the original quantity. Turn off the heat, add lemon juice and set aside to cool completely
  • Mix all the salad ingredients and gently incorporate the dressing in it. Serve chilled


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