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Nepali Grapefruit Salad (Bhogate Sadeko)

Course Salad
Cuisine nepali
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 grapefruits peeled and sectioned
  • 2 oranges peeled and sectioned
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup plan yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • juice of a lime or lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or Szechwan if you have it
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • a pinch of ground asafetida (found in most Indian markets or online.


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and dry roast the sesame seeds just about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to make a fine powder.
  2. In a bowl, combine the grapefruit, orange segments, ground sesame seeds, yogurt, sugar, lemon or lime juice, cayenne pepper, black pepper or Szechwan, salt and mix gently.
  3. Heat the mustard oil in a small skillet when it is hot but not smoking add in fenugreek seeds and fry until dark brown and fragrant.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and add in the turmeric and asafetida.
  5. Pour this over the citrus mixture and stir well.
  6. Adjust seasonings to your liking
  7. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes or longer to let all the flavors mix together.
  8. Serve
Nutrition Facts
Nepali Grapefruit Salad (Bhogate Sadeko)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1770IU35%
Vitamin C 73.6mg89%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.