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A bowl of fruit chaat containing diced apples, diced oranges, diced grapes, and diced kiwifruit in a white bowl on a black background.
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Fruit Chaat Recipe | Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad | Pakistani Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is the Pakistani Indian version of a fruit salad. It’s made with seasonal fruits, sugar, orange juice, and chaat masala for a hint of spice. In Pakistan, fruit chaat is an essential Ramadan recipe and is served during Iftar.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Iftar, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Kiran

Ingredients

Fruits (see note 1 for other fruits that can be used)

  • 1 small apple cored and diced
  • 1 kiwifruit peeled and diced
  • ½ cup seedless grapes cut lengthwise or cut into quarters (depending on the size of the grapes)
  • 1 peach or nectarine peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 pear cored and diced
  • 1 mandarin or small orange peeled
  • Lemon juice optional - to prevent fruit from oxidizing

Seasonings

  • 2 tablespoons sugar adjust to personal preference
  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons chaat masala adjust to personal preference
  • ¼ - ½ cup orange juice see note 2

Instructions

  • Cut around the mandarin (or orange) to remove the peel as well as the white pith. Cut into segments, and then small dice. Cut the mandarin / orange the same size as the other fruit. Remove any seeds.
  • Place the cut mandarin / orange in a medium sized bowl. Add the rest of the fruit.
  • Add sugar, chaat masala and orange juice.
  • Stir, and mix well to combine. Taste, and adjust seasonings. Depending on the combination of fruits used, the sugar and chaat masala quantity may need to be adjusted.
  • The fruit chaat can be served immediately, but if you let it sit for 10 minutes in the fridge the flavors meld together, and it creates a delicious fruit juice in the bottom of the bowl.
  • Leftover fruit chaat can be kept in the fridge for upto 2 days. However, the fruit chaat can get soft and discolored, depending on the fruits used. Fruit chaat made from firm fruit such as apples and pears lasts longer, but if bananas are used then it gets mushy and soft quickly.

Notes

  1. Almost any kind of fruit can be used in a fruit chaat. Fruit chaat can also be made with just 1 - 2 fruits, or 4 - 6 fruits. Choice depends on seasonal availability and personal preference. Common options include bananas (use sliced), apples, guavas and grapes. Other options include oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, peaches, nectarines, pomegranates, strawberries, kiwifruit, and blueberries. Peel, and seed the fruit as required. Make sure to add lemon juice to prevent fruit from oxidizing, and add bananas right before serving the fruit chaat.
  2. If oranges are in season, use fresh orange juice. Otherwise, bottled orange juice can be used. Or you can dissolve Tang (powdered orange juice) in water and use that.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal
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