Ever Tried Makhan Tarbooz? I Tried It At Fatehpur Sikri, And Here’s How It Tasted

Makhan Tarbooz
by Suchismita Pal 168

Watermelon is a sweet, juicy summer fruit we all love. But have you ever tried watermelons in winter? I tried, but a miniature version of it. It was actually a unique dessert shaped exactly like a watermelon. Known as makhan tarbooz or butter watermelon, it is a popular street food sold outside Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri.

These cute little crescent-shaped sweets will entice your eyes for sure. Well, I went ahead and tried them and here’s how they tasted.

A Bowl Of Makhan Tarbooz Comes At Just ₹10 At Fatehpur Sikri

Being a curious foodie, I’m always intrigued to taste the most unusual foods from around the world, as long as they meet my eating preferences. And being brought up in a Bengali family, I bear a sweet tooth too. Thus, the moment I spotted these tiny melons, I rushed to the food vendor to ask what they actually were. And then I learned, they’re butter watermelons. The candies have a sea-green outer coating. Though I was somewhat confused with the combination, I thought of giving them a try. A small bowl containing around four slices of these mini watermelons comes at just ₹10.


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The Ultimate Candy To Calm Down Your Sugar Rush!

The very moment I took a bite of the melon, I got a ‘sweet attack’. To be apt, it was saccharine. But I must admit that I liked it. And every hardcore sweet lover will do. It reminded me of the sugar jelly candies we used to enjoy during our childhood days. Having said that, the melons might not go well with those who prefer to have sweets in moderation or do not like sweets at all. But given how inexpensive they are, why not give them a try?

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Fatehpur Sikri: The Erstwhile Capital Of Mughal Empire

The erstwhile Mughal capital from 1571 to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri will allure you with its ancient charm. The brick-hued structures, the grand doorways, the intricate works and more make the city a remarkable one. Hire a government-approved tour guide, and travel back to the time of Akbar with their stories. The city is home to Jodha Bai Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Salim Chisti Tomb.


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So, plan a trip to Fatehpur Sikri with your loved ones and don’t forget to try the butter melons.