Here, fruit chaat is made of sweet mango, banana, orange, papaya, pineapple and water melon. Lemon or lime rind is prepared by grating the top skin of the whole lemon or lime. This rind is mixed with lemon juice and juices of other fruits for flavoring the chopped fruits. The flavored mixed fruits can be served on a bed of sweetened yogurt or flavored yogurt or custard.
Makes: 3 – 4 Servings
Mango 1 small
Baby Banana 1
Orange 1 small
Papaya 1/4 of Small One
Pineapple 1/4 of Small One
Water Melon 1/8 of Small One
Sugar to taste
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 2 tsps
Lemon Rind 1/2 tsp
Plain Yogurt 1 Cup
Honey 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Smoothly whisk yogurt with honey and chill it.
Peel and divide orange into sections.
Chop mango, banana, papaya, pineapple, water melon into small pieces removing outer skins and seeds if any.
While chopping, collect the juices or scraps of mango, orange, pineapple, melon into a bowl.
Mix all the collected juices with lemon juice, lemon rind and sugar.
Soak all the chopped fruits into its own juices and chill them until ready.
Serve the mixed fruits over the bed of chilled yogurt.
Notes: Make sure to adjust the quantity of fruits to your preference.
Suggestions: Fruit Chaat is all pulpy – Choose fruits that are fresh and not overripe.
Variations: Finely ground black pepper or red chile powder or chaat masala can be sprinkled on the fruit salad. Choice of fruits is unlimited. Try using ripe guava, strawberry, cantaloupe, musk melon, etc…
Other Names: Fruit Salad, Fruit Chat, Seasonal Mixed Fruit Salad.