Fruit Chaat Recipe
May 01, 2021
Fruit chaat or Fruit Salad, a spiced fruit salad, is a common iftar fruit dish that can be found on almost every iftar table in South Asia. You could argue that there is no such thing as a chaat recipe, and even if there were, the variations would number in the hundreds, if not thousands, depending on the season and the preferences of each family.Fruit chaat, a form of spiced fruit salad common in Pakistan, is traditionally made with apples, oranges, bananas, and guava when in season. The chaat masala, on the other hand, is an essential component of chaat.
Fruit Chaat In Ramadan :
Ramadan falls on various months every year due to the lunar calendar, and it normally goes up two weeks from year to year. Ramadan has recently fallen in the late summer. Because the best fruit chaat is very seasonal, I change what I make every Ramadan.Since Ramadan fell during the winter months when my children were young, my fruit chaat included a lot of citrus, apples, and bananas. Berries, Colorado cherries, and apricots are on the menu this year.
- 2 oranges, medium
- 1 medium peach or nectarine, halved and pitted 2 medium apricots, halved and pitted
- 6 big strawberries (without stems)
- 12 pitted cherries 6 ounces blueberries (approximately 1 1/4 cup)
- 2 tsp masala for chaat (see Recipe Note)
- 3 bananas, medium
- 2 teaspoons new mint leaves, coarsely chopped
- Remove the peel and white pith from the oranges by cutting through them. Break the oranges into small dice after slicing them. Place in a big mixing bowl.
- Add the bananas, apricots, peach or nectarine, and strawberries to the cup, cut into small dice (the same size as the oranges).
- Add the cherries to the cup, quartered. Toss in the blueberries and chaat masala gently to mix, then set aside for 5 to 10 minutes to macerate.
- Bananas should be peeled and thinly sliced. Toss in the bananas and mint and stir gently to blend.
Recipe Notes :
- Chaat masala is a South Asian spice mix that is sweet, sour, and spicy.
- Fruit cutting: You can cut the fruit to whatever size you want. The fruit is usually sliced very finely, but this is a matter of personal preference. Since I don't want my fruit to become mushy, I cut mine tiny but chunky.
- The amount of fruit in this recipe is based on my personal preference. The proportions aren't set in stone; I like oranges, so I use more of them. Increase your favourite products and eliminate the ones you don't like!
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
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