Fruit Chaat Indian Fruit Chaat Recipe
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What is amazing about this tangy Fruit Chaat is that it is perfect for any season. In the winter, you will enjoy the perky flavours, while in the summer you will enjoy the juiciness of the fruits.
In short, it brings together the best of both worlds. Chopped and chilled fruits are tossed with the chutneys and spice powders that are typically used in chaats, to give a juicy, crunchy, peppy flavoured treat that will refresh your taste buds.
The roasted jeera powder and black salt are especially effective in boosting the naturally rich flavour and aroma of the fruits.
Fruits add a refreshing taste and flavour to salads too. Check out our Fruit Based Salad recipes.
Enjoy how to make Fruit Chaat recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well
- Serve the fruit chaat immediately.
Fruit Chaat Indian Fruit Chaat Recipe recipe with step by step photos
Fruit Chaat, Indian Fruit Chaat. Chaat
are savoury/ sweet snack popular around India. Generally it is made using a myriad of ingredients like chutneys, spices, tikki, samosa, ragda, sev, papdi, puri, boondi etc. But, you can make healthy chaat recipes using nutritious ingredients like fruits, mixed sprouts, boiled moong, chickpeas, low-fat curd and vegetables. Listing down some of my favorite healthy chaat recipes:
For making the Indian fruit chaat recipe, clean and wash all the fruits. Keep them all ready.
Cut the papaya into half, remove the seeds with the help of a spoon. Peel and chop them into cubes using a sharp knife. Keep aside.
After peeling the pineapple, cut the top and bottom portion, remove any remaining eyes. Slice the pineapple away from the core and discard the hard part. Chop the pineapple into cubes and keep aside.
Cut the apple into cubes using a sharp knife. Keep aside. Do not peel the skin as it is very healthy.
Cut the amlas into cubes using a sharp knife. If they are not in season you can omit them and add little lemon juice.
Cut the grapes horizontally into halves. Also, you can make use of green grapes or seedless red grapes if available.
Peel the cucumber and chop them into cubes using a sharp knife. Keep aside.
Mix everything together and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. You can add any fruit of your choice. Preferably, make use of seasonal fruits or whatever is easily available in your locality.
Just before tossing, peel and chop the banana. Add the bananas to the refrigerated mixed fruit bowl. The North-Indian style fruit chaat also consists of boiled sweet potatoes and fried potato cubes along with a myriad of fruits.
Add the coriander to the mixed fruit bowl and mix gently. You can also add freshly chopped mint leaves for a refreshing flavour.
Add the green chutney. If you don’t have the chutneys easily available, then you can skip adding them and increase the quantity of spices.
Add the khajur imli ki chutney to the Fruit Chaat, Indian Fruit Chaat. Alternatively, you can add a tablespoon of honey, sugar, date or jaggery syrup for added sweetness.
Add the sanchal to Indian Fruit Chaat.
Add the jeera Fruit Chaat, Indian Fruit Chaat.
Add the chaat masala. I have made use of homemade chaat masala made using this detailed recipe of chaat masala powder. For an added tangy flavour, you can also drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice which will also prevent the fruits from discolouration.
Add the chilli powder.
Add the salt. The addition of dry-spices load the fruit chaat with a burst of flavours. They retain their natural sweetness yet they are tangy and spicy.
Toss everything gently and our Fruit Chaat, Indian Fruit Chaat is ready. For best taste and freshness, always add the chutney and spices to the mix fruits just before serving.
Fruit Chaat – An Antioxidant Boost. Juicy, crunchy, colourful fruits, Indian spices and chutneys…. Hmmm, absolutely drooling. Different fruits lend different antioxidants, all of which work to reduce inflammation in the body and knock off the harmful free radicals from the body which otherwise are often a root cause to chronic diseases like cancer, heart diseases and so on… Papaya has papain, pineapple has bromelain, amla has vitamin C and black grapes have anthocyanins. These also aid in healthy vision, glowing skin, keeping the digestive tract healthy and a good hair growth. Munch on this Fruit Chaat and grab the antioxidants.
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