Friday, May 16, 2008

FRUIT CHAAT

The term "chaat", brings water to my mouth. A very famous terminology in India, "chaat" is a word used to describe, a medley of food stuffs, with a sweet, salty and sour flavour to it. Its an all time favourite street snack in India. From aloo chaat, paapri chat, bhel, chana ki chaat.........wowowo my mouth is watering as I am writting about it. Any Indian can vouch for the ultimate chaat experience. With a little creativity, one can make "chaat" out of any food stuffs.

Back in Delhi, I loved the fruit chaat. Its lunch for so many of the office goers, and you find the stalls, all over the place. Yesterday, I recreated a little "DELHI CHAAT CORNER" right in my kitchen.

We had it in the evening as a snack. Low calorie, and yummyyyy.Great idea to get Here is the recipe. Enjoy it guilt free.


You will need

  • pear-1
  • banana-1
  • strawberries-4-5
  • red and green grapes- 7-8
  • cucumber-1/2
  • apple-1
  • peanuts-1/2 cup
  • honey toasted almond and cranberry salad accents- 2 tbsp (available at any grocery store, like vons ). this is optional. you can add a handfull of dry fruits instead. like raisins and almonds.
  • lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
  • roasted cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • black salt-1/2 tsp
  • salt- to taste
  • red chilly powder-1/4th tsp
  • sugar- 1/2 tsp or less.

You have to

  1. wash and cut all the fruit into small pieces.halve the grapes.
  2. In a bowl, add the cut fruits. add the peanuts and the almonds.
  3. add all the spices. mix.
  4. add the lemon juice and sugar.
  5. mix everything up. taste.
  6. adjust the seasoning, according to taste.

serve in bowls, and enjoy. One can add anything to this. Pomegranate seeds, boiled potatoes, watermelon, pineapple, all taste really good. Each time I have had fruit chaat, I don't get any peanuts or almonds. But I feel that adds that little crunchy texture, and it tastes good spiced up.

enjoy.

7 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

wish I had this chaat right now..

Uma said...

That's a unique combo of fruits, nuts and chili powder. Great chaat, Karuna!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

looved the recipe...i probably would try this today itself !! thanks karuna, for the visual treat!

vints said...

Yummmmmy! Recipe works like a charm!

Shweta said...

Perfect summer snack! I wouldn't mind it for dinner too :)

karuna said...

ya,thanks shweta.

jd said...

This sounds (& looks) absolutely delicious!

I can't wait to try it.

Thanks for the great idea! YUM!!