Fruit Chaat

11. Fruit ChaatPin

 

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may ward off (evil);” (Surah Al-Baqarah:183)

This happens to be my fourth Ramadan blogging, Alhamdulillah. Each time the month comes, it gives me an opportunity to let my readers know about the importance of the month. We as Muslims, celebrate this month as a gift from the Almighty, however difficult it may be taking into account the climatic conditions. But it is His Mercy that this month comes across all seasons as years pass by. So during a lifetime of a person, he fasts easily during winters and with a little bit of difficulty during the summers, however with all the benefits of the month. I have already touched upon the month’s benefits in my posts from the previous years, which you can refer to the archives, if you wish, but InShaAllah, will keep touching upon it as we go through the month… The du’a or invocation at the time of breaking the fast is a very beautiful one…

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

“The thirst has vanished, the veins have been wetted and the reward is established – Insha-Allah.” [Abu Dawud]

The Prophet (PBUH) has said: “Whosoever fasts experiences two joys. He is joyful when he breaks his fast, and is joyful because of his fasting when he meets his Lord.” [Sahih Muslim] May Allah make all of us amongst them, Aameen…

 

Not posting this recipe at the beginning of the month wouldn’t make justice! We always have our fruits as is. That’s the way the men and the kids enjoy, and Alhamdulillah, I am lucky in that case. Even though my kids would be fussy with eating cooked food, they love raw food and would happily eat their apples, bananas, cherries, strawberries, grapes, cucumber, cabbage, carrot, etc. without much fuss. How many times I have to say Alhamdulillah for that! 🙂 But most of the homes are not blessed that way. I never knew that there was something called “fruit chaat” till I had it at a relative’s house during their Iftaar. Their daughter was telling me they prefer eating their fruits this way. Fruit chaat is nothing but a mix of diced fruits of your choice, spiced up a little with some cumin and chaat masala. Since I know I would never have to make them for the folks who are always dicey about a little bit of sourness in our food, I made this two weeks back for the blog (yes, many of us do that! 😉 ) and the kids didn’t look at it. Rasha retorted, “Ummi, why did you have to put all those powders in there? It would have tasted much better without it.” Hehe… But I loved it. HD and B took a small portion each and the remaining, I ate it up over two days. 😉 So if you have fussy people who want the fruits to appear a tad bit different, then this chaat is a good bet. Apart from the chopping up, it comes through together in no time and is good party food too. Another delicious idea of having your fruits is to have it along with custard! 🙂 Off to the recipe…

 

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5 from 1 vote

Fruit Chaat

Course Salad
Cuisine Pakistani
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 apple chopped
  • 1 banana chopped
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1 mango chopped
  • 1 kiwi chopped
  • 1 pomegranate's arils
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss lightly, taking care not to smash up the fruits.
  • Keep cold till it is time to serve.

Notes

You can use any fruits of choice for this chaat. Watermelon, strawberries, red grapes, etc. are other options.
You can increase your chaat masala to 1 tsp if you like its flavor.

Join the Conversation

  1. Biny Anoop says:

    5 stars
    LOVE THEM..FAB FOR THE SEASON

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Biny…

  2. That’s an awesome idea….my son doesn’t eat fruits as is and I have to hide it in some or the other form…I shall try it for him…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  3. Hey this is our fav during Ramadan.Fruits all in one go ryt?and here that’s the only way to consume our fruits!There are slight changes in mine!in sha Allah will post soon!????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Would love to see your version, Shazia… 🙂 Thanks a lot dear…

  4. A wonderful fruit salad!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  5. Lol u are so honest about the kids reactions to food. My girl would have said the same thing 😀 but I love the chaat flavor in fruits. May be a little black too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Meena… I would have added kala namak if I had it in stock… 🙂

  6. Refreshing for a slow start to breaking fast. Such a joy to look at as well.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nava…

  7. Ramadan Mubarak!
    Aaaah…. Fruit chaat, quite the ubiquitous fruit dish for iftar. This one is quite common in our house too. My kids like yours, prefer it without the masala but I like it, only for Ramadan though!
    Yours look delicious.
    Hope your fast is going well.
    Wishing you and your family all the best for this Ramadan.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am so glad to see you comment here, Nazneen… Thank you so much… Alhamdulilla….

  8. Wow a fruit salad with cumin!!! this is so new to me. I think i need to make this recipe for me and hubby, but my kids are like yours probably they will turn away looking for a whole apple hehehe. Nice recipe, Ramadan Munarak dear.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amira… Ramadan Mubarak to you too dear…

  9. sarvenaz says:

    Salam,

    Ramazan kareem

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waalaikumussalam dear…

  10. I love and prefer cut fruits than juicing them. Fruit chat is my way of bringing some spice factor as we both love it. The photo looks really refreshing and well cut fruits! mine would have been in all shapes and sizes. 😛

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… if it wasn’t for the blog, it would have been just that lazy cut like u say! 😛 Thanks a lot Fami…

  11. nice and refreshing mix

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  12. Good idea to make kids eat fruits.(www.asmallbite.com)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

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