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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 250kcal
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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add in the turmeric and asafetida.
  • Pour this over the citrus mixture and stir well.
  • Adjust seasonings to your liking
  • Cover and set aside for 15 minutes or longer to let all the flavors mix together.
  • Serve


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1770IU | Vitamin C: 73.6mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1.8mg